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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:no data available
    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:TOLUENE
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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)
    Suspected Carcinogens 20,362
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 88,972
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 37,702
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 51,270
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 20,362
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 58,064
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 88,972
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 88,972
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 88,972
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 88,972
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 88,992
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 88,972

    *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 41,538 0 0 0 41,538 219,450 NA
    1989 46,047 0 0 0 46,047 278,793 NA
    1990 37,990 0 0 0 37,990 30,960 NA
    1991 136,723 0 0 0 136,723 42,467 167,676
    1992 131,457 0 0 0 131,457 56,875 189,554
    1993 109,337 0 0 0 109,337 28,289 137,197
    1994 74,897 0 0 0 74,897 61,152 146,008
    1995 64,494 0 0 0 64,494 35,481 199,207
    1996 86,436 15,833 0 0 102,269 194,204 455,534
    1997 125,145 0 0 0 125,145 203,217 417,070
    1998 166,706 0 0 0 166,706 118,770 479,224
    1999 111,421 0 0 0 111,421 93,793 331,125
    2000 72,446 0 5 0 72,451 110,016 316,291
    2001 85,350 0 5 0 85,355 177,754 373,256
    2002 88,992 0 0 0 88,992 132,528 313,592
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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