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

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    *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 KALAMAZOO County

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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 COMPOUNDS
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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 116,627 539
    Suspected Carcinogens 6,470 61
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 156,122 925
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 24,665 35
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 322,990 25,000
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 107,346 140
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 102,849 527
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 191,796 25,986
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 307,590 26,316
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 89,020
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 489,671 26,336
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 1,095 9
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 390,306 576
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 556,235 26,429
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 195,397 26,227

    *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 8,707,080 19,070 9,661 2,905,500 11,641,311 11,746,354 NA
    1989 8,256,186 189,000 7,761 4,227,245 12,680,192 14,127,866 NA
    1990 6,631,694 167,259 6,583 2,673,401 9,478,937 5,704,232 NA
    1991 6,243,560 313,095 830,776 2,635,900 10,023,331 25,269,220 46,434,212
    1992 3,749,500 148,825 339,600 2,465,990 6,703,915 27,553,238 46,930,002
    1993 3,690,905 243,310 489,566 1,722,156 6,145,937 31,725,030 51,864,838
    1994 3,530,161 401,455 194,256 3,797,750 7,923,622 25,089,422 38,353,021
    1995 2,359,252 128,550 18,639 7,074,000 9,580,441 28,397,562 44,388,988
    1996 1,317,452 149,505 750 4,662,100 6,129,807 32,279,826 47,224,313
    1997 1,216,961 84,435 0 3,653,879 4,955,275 51,492,100 39,319,896
    1998 1,463,891 48,471 0 1,325,706 2,838,068 29,743,089 42,877,216
    1999 1,205,951 106,640 0 203,544 1,516,135 31,576,597 43,145,643
    2000 1,173,646 40,038 1,705 191,874 1,407,263 46,335,765 59,332,279
    2001 881,794 50,314 477 223,090 1,155,675 45,630,104 57,338,965
    2002 573,932 26,438 0 126,514 726,884 44,047,416 55,096,149
    "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 .2344 0 0 0 .2344 .01961 .254
    2001 .115 0 0 0 .115 0 .115
    2002 .115 0 0 0 .115 0 .115
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