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Environmental Release Report: ALLEGAN County, MI
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in ALLEGAN County*
    Cleanest/Best Counties in US Percentile Dirtiest/Worst Counties in US
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    Total environmental releases:
    Cancer risk score (air and water releases):
    Noncancer risk score (air and water releases):
    Air releases of recognized carcinogens:
    Air releases of recognized developmental toxicants:
    Air releases of recognized reproductive toxicants:

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    Rank counties in MICHIGAN or facilities in ALLEGAN County by chemical releases or waste generation

    *Note: These rankings are based on chemical releases and transfers reported by industrial facilities to the Toxics Release Inventory, and do not take into account major sources of pollution or toxic chemicals that are not covered by TRI.

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  • Environmental Justice Analysis for ALLEGAN County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:CHLORODIFLUOROMETHANE
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to ozone depletion
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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:CHROMIUM COMPOUNDS
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:LEAD
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    See Scorecard's estimates of the health risks associated with outdoor air pollution for this area

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Sorted by Health Effect*
  • Air Releases
    (Pounds from TRI sources)
    Water Releases
    (Pounds from TRI sources)
    Recognized Carcinogens 93,808 306
    Suspected Carcinogens 597,147
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 1,109,323 1,201
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 32,574 40
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 1,123,732 498
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 673,300 9
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 975,842 306
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 1,142,552 538
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 1,201,254 727
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 1,233,790 993
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 9 40
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 1,073,033 455
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 1,234,177 962
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 1,219,462 962

    *Note: Some chemicals are associated with more than one health effect, so their release may be counted multiple times in this table. Therefore, it is not appropriate to sum releases sorted by health effect. Total reported releases to air and water are provided in the data summary below.
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  • What We Don't Know About Chemical Safety and Harm
  • Air Releases
    6 TRI chemicals released to air in the United States lack the risk assessment values required for safety assessment
    218 TRI chemicals released to air in the United States lack the exposure estimates required for safety assessment
    Water Releases
    5 TRI chems released to water in the United States lack the risk assessment values required for safety assessment
    172 TRI chemicals released to water in the United States lack the exposure estimates required for safety assessment
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  • TRI Data Summary
  • Environmental Releases, Transfers, and Production-Related Waste (Pounds from TRI sources)
    Year Air Releases Water Releases Land Releases Underground Injection Total Environmental Releases Total Off-Site Transfers Total Production-Related Waste
    1988 1,386,478 6,414 373 0 1,393,265 977,801 NA
    1989 1,714,701 11,583 15,879 0 1,742,163 367,601 NA
    1990 1,646,622 16,933 5,556 0 1,669,111 180,096 NA
    1991 1,598,767 4,111 38,253 0 1,641,131 11,010,443 13,549,098
    1992 1,556,611 12,616 1,881 0 1,571,108 9,667,889 12,455,319
    1993 1,335,711 7,907 4,738 0 1,348,356 13,223,749 15,934,669
    1994 705,658 7,168 11,254 0 724,080 17,190,994 18,623,264
    1995 988,377 1,570 19 0 989,966 15,157,366 16,748,511
    1996 879,221 1,900 16,356 0 897,477 13,588,902 15,540,167
    1997 1,045,577 1,774 16,377 0 1,063,728 43,218,724 23,025,309
    1998 1,381,244 2,225 2,723 0 1,386,192 15,476,096 17,190,420
    1999 1,082,647 1,408 5,071 0 1,089,126 21,802,052 23,208,631
    2000 1,319,186 5,444 5,845 0 1,330,476 12,973,007 14,624,391
    2001 916,472 2,091 9,210 0 927,773 9,609,122 10,813,238
    2002 1,234,317 2,154 3,400 0 1,239,871 9,563,502 10,526,982
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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