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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:LEAD
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:LEAD
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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 5,372 .210
    Suspected Carcinogens 625,664
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 1,031,747 .210
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 337,573 .210
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 696,459
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 631,031 .210
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 971,016 .210
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 1,033,786 .210
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 1,034,104 .210
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 1,033,851 .210
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 393 .210
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 1,031,677
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 1,034,105 .210
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 976,935 .210

    *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 1,202,779 547 0 0 1,203,326 221,609 NA
    1989 1,077,897 446 26,304 0 1,104,647 140,936 NA
    1990 1,229,231 99 63,746 0 1,293,076 138,193 NA
    1991 907,970 323 23 0 908,316 167,155 1,931,113
    1992 1,101,189 318 0 0 1,101,507 141,599 2,186,136
    1993 1,525,822 25,769 0 0 1,551,591 128,816 2,376,388
    1994 1,122,128 270 0 0 1,122,398 192,966 2,192,651
    1995 991,695 103 9,421 0 1,001,219 168,741 1,254,992
    1996 1,177,238 0 49,573 0 1,226,811 182,022 1,619,607
    1997 1,185,373 0 8,580 0 1,193,953 822,307 1,830,570
    1998 1,120,917 0 0 0 1,120,917 533,398 1,566,860
    1999 417,597 0 0 0 417,597 186,795 637,603
    2000 788,084 0 0 0 788,084 127,303 1,007,519
    2001 1,018,649 0 0 0 1,018,649 439,424 2,050,504
    2002 1,034,105 .210 87,783 0 1,121,888 404,412 2,113,280
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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