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Environmental Release Report: ALPENA County, MI
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in ALPENA 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 ALPENA 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 ALPENA County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:BENZENE
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to cancer risk
    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:LEAD COMPOUNDS
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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 58,492 3
    Suspected Carcinogens 60
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 39,408 3
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 39,408 3
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 70,462 0
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 38,774
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 1,049,977 3
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 71,040 3
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 1,082,157 3
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 991,483
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 131,862 3
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 39,350 3
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 4
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 1,100,723
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 1,100,721

    *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 701,228 15,840 0 0 717,068 28,211 NA
    1989 328,039 19,083 0 0 347,122 10,983 NA
    1990 220,426 37,143 0 0 257,569 16,319 NA
    1991 773,221 40,082 0 0 813,303 17,560 57,339,047
    1992 1,018,778 43,005 15 0 1,061,798 232,807 56,323,135
    1993 1,148,510 26,626 16,040 0 1,191,176 1,922,070 47,156,280
    1994 932,003 43,721 0 0 975,724 92,568 52,853,088
    1995 13,336,854 17,005 0 0 13,353,859 24,884 61,591,652
    1996 2,854,934 26,600 0 0 2,881,534 9,950 34,258,654
    1997 1,566,212 53,500 0 0 1,619,712 16,810 34,661,356
    1998 1,613,602 23,866 431,000 0 2,068,468 5,755 33,501,029
    1999 1,134,156 76,786 347,800 0 1,558,742 5,135 31,017,118
    2000 697,291 19,817 274,270 0 991,378 21,584 18,871,093
    2001 1,100,372 25 10,577 0 1,110,974 1,312 1,316,542
    2002 1,123,348 3 10,570 0 1,133,921 111 1,298,969
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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  • Dioxin Compounds Summary
  • Environmental Releases, Transfers, and Production-Related Waste (Grams of Dioxin Compounds from TRI sources)
    Year Air Releases Water Releases Land Releases Underground Injection Total Environmental Releases Total Off-Site Transfers Total Production-Related Waste
    2000 1.60 0 0 0 1.60 0 1.60
    2001 1.60 0 0 0 1.60 0 1.60
    2002 .73 .02 .79 0 1.54 0 1.54
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