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Environmental Release Report: KENT County, MI
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in KENT 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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    *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 KENT 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
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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 148,754 16
    Suspected Carcinogens 29,054 10
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 609,969 31
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 165,720 4
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 430,515 16
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 168,697 3
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 356,506 66
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 612,993 25
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 668,937 10
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 708,176 24
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 1,378 3
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 616,359 29
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 739,091 102
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 649,545 34

    *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 8,765,428 14,150 3,332 0 8,782,910 7,634,962 NA
    1989 8,918,987 3,850 3,222 0 8,926,059 4,531,245 NA
    1990 7,825,326 1,870 1,113 5 7,828,314 4,119,498 NA
    1991 7,314,622 318 235,618 0 7,550,558 8,674,618 26,032,882
    1992 6,767,154 25 253,952 0 7,021,131 10,899,408 27,245,831
    1993 6,370,841 55 244,980 0 6,615,876 13,977,200 32,403,081
    1994 7,881,836 577 20,726 0 7,903,139 16,102,174 34,950,788
    1995 4,072,820 353 5,473 0 4,078,646 15,256,436 33,461,011
    1996 3,537,384 74 295 0 3,537,753 12,088,995 31,921,243
    1997 3,141,924 60 29 0 3,142,013 23,773,198 24,472,908
    1998 4,066,232 126 0 0 4,066,358 10,006,693 24,675,894
    1999 2,661,351 67,571 0 0 2,728,922 10,029,622 21,005,835
    2000 2,393,300 1,119 0 0 2,394,419 8,811,026 18,277,677
    2001 1,050,959 87 70 0 1,051,116 7,364,236 13,650,825
    2002 754,848 113 835 0 755,796 4,563,243 10,888,935
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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