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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:1,1-DICHLORO-1-FLUOROETHANE
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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:DICHLOROMETHANE
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:COPPER
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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 13,535
    Suspected Carcinogens 65,284 250
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 144,864 505
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 20,180
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 126,751 510
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 78,117 250
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 79,169 255
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 160,793 510
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 178,925 760
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 218,188 510
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 10
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 163,185 755
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 179,217 760
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 165,275 260

    *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 5,094,437 1,560 0 3,500 5,099,497 1,135,311 NA
    1989 14,197,992 450 0 8,000 14,206,442 528,584 NA
    1990 4,798,471 0 0 14,159 4,812,630 204,294 NA
    1991 3,358,471 0 20 9,101 3,367,592 2,682,261 6,843,868
    1992 2,801,476 0 0 0 2,801,476 2,898,326 6,716,484
    1993 1,136,011 0 0 0 1,136,011 3,418,058 5,741,045
    1994 363,012 181 0 0 363,193 2,481,445 3,987,698
    1995 235,144 92 0 0 235,236 2,148,617 3,387,458
    1996 293,051 116 0 0 293,167 2,187,177 2,694,085
    1997 177,570 38 0 0 177,608 2,743,188 1,735,276
    1998 217,895 36 0 0 217,931 1,565,038 1,885,179
    1999 280,840 70 0 0 280,910 1,542,228 2,180,856
    2000 250,703 449 0 0 251,152 1,013,107 1,366,998
    2001 195,502 498 0 0 196,000 857,500 1,121,807
    2002 218,887 760 0 0 219,647 1,425,669 1,718,527
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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