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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:FORMALDEHYDE
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:COPPER 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 500
    Suspected Carcinogens 80,998
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 81,004
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants .332
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 81,004
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 80,998
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 81,504
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 81,498
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 435,838
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 435,838
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants .332
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 435,838
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 436,838
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 436,338

    *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 671,681 250 234,000 0 905,931 750 NA
    1989 586,900 0 0 0 586,900 0 NA
    1990 596,334 250 0 0 596,584 169,350 NA
    1991 425,360 250 0 0 425,610 220,250 576,000
    1992 409,987 250 0 0 410,237 420,250 860,734
    1993 572,694 750 0 0 573,444 918,250 1,039,911
    1994 574,804 250 0 0 575,054 112,025 686,379
    1995 777,185 250 0 0 777,435 216,882 993,520
    1996 583,352 0 0 0 583,352 156,263 738,505
    1997 465,200 0 0 0 465,200 255,940 592,460
    1998 407,640 0 0 0 407,640 110,250 517,190
    1999 525,338 0 0 0 525,338 70,850 595,470
    2000 532,405 0 0 0 532,405 76,840 658,545
    2001 487,148 0 0 0 487,148 116,969 664,733
    2002 436,838 0 0 0 436,838 141,246 835,714
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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