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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:ARSENIC (ORGANIC OR INORGANIC COMPOUNDS)
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:MERCURY 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 29,447 365
    Suspected Carcinogens 36,460 500
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 584,528 126,370
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 75,464 115
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 634,459 50,700
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 49,754
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 4,682,145 615
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 347,291 60,301
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 5,142,790 53,049
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 5,015,079
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 738,871 53,075
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 2,734 115
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 714,817 276
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 5,482,980 60,462
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 5,329,891 53,021

    *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 5,820,600 5,546 0 2,220,759 8,046,905 1,275,337 NA
    1989 5,519,144 5,375 750 2,721,160 8,246,429 1,477,049 NA
    1990 4,308,946 1,489 5 4,300,025 8,610,465 1,684,891 NA
    1991 2,422,539 1,114 5,283 2,980,787 5,409,723 6,355,796 19,503,213
    1992 1,987,241 35,847 12,607 3,260,506 5,296,201 7,449,204 27,471,848
    1993 1,294,098 766 23,633 3,398,643 4,717,140 6,730,694 27,980,991
    1994 1,254,677 1,511 20,796 3,029,750 4,306,734 6,179,847 25,518,907
    1995 1,249,831 7,555 500 364,370 1,622,256 11,504,820 28,887,087
    1996 1,254,469 184,897 49,643 1,930,775 3,419,784 13,136,654 167,423,273
    1997 1,462,040 9,595 50,220 1,915,310 3,437,165 32,516,780 251,046,119
    1998 10,440,073 33,567 946,118 2,075,420 13,495,178 20,238,835 267,619,880
    1999 11,485,842 151,259 1,201,346 2,311,579 15,150,026 23,608,839 385,747,335
    2000 9,921,601 118,063 1,160,329 1,791,155 12,991,148 30,799,115 46,869,179
    2001 6,949,589 133,528 2,009,937 2,275,110 11,368,163 34,648,573 49,969,064
    2002 5,540,217 183,935 2,044,994 2,582,092 10,351,238 34,056,816 48,512,327
    "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 3.77 0 0 0 3.77 0 3.77
    2001 .9605 0 0 0 .9605 0 .9605
    2002 1.15 0 0 0 1.15 0 1.15
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