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Environmental Release Report: BLUE EARTH County, MN
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in BLUE EARTH 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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    Rank counties in MINNESOTA or facilities in BLUE EARTH 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 BLUE EARTH County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:LEAD 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 9
    Suspected Carcinogens 10
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 422
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 9
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 842,814
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 5
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 14
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 411
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 2,199
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 844,203
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 3
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 844,602
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 844,727
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 208

    *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 63,500 0 0 0 63,500 44,000 NA
    1989 97,800 0 0 0 97,800 29,400 NA
    1990 70,216 0 0 0 70,216 20,632 NA
    1991 54,875 0 0 0 54,875 32,882 2,906,939
    1992 75,665 0 0 0 75,665 35,964 3,151,881
    1993 91,060 250 0 0 91,310 37,286 2,780,095
    1994 36,321 0 0 0 36,321 20,845 2,589,719
    1995 1,998,656 0 250 0 1,998,906 28,457 4,650,240
    1996 1,536,567 0 250 0 1,536,817 23,655 1,582,203
    1997 1,204,048 0 255 0 1,204,303 50,232 1,264,786
    1998 1,072,578 0 255 0 1,072,833 89,272 1,192,840
    1999 758,000 255 255 0 758,510 290,699 1,070,813
    2000 595,691 255 255 0 596,201 242,747 869,831
    2001 736,082 255 255 0 736,592 283,219 1,104,799
    2002 844,809 0 250 0 845,059 188,955 1,073,979
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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