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Environmental Release Report: BROWN County, MN
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in BROWN County*
    Cleanest/Best Counties in US Percentile Dirtiest/Worst Counties in US
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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 BROWN County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:CHROMIUM COMPOUNDS
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:CHROMIUM COMPOUNDS
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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 5
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 9
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 9
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 14
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 14
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 9
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 9
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 9
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 5
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 14

    *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 43,644 0 0 0 43,644 259,633 NA
    1989 85,003 0 0 0 85,003 158,418 NA
    1990 65,694 0 0 0 65,694 90,708 NA
    1991 76,937 0 0 0 76,937 115,030 351,416
    1992 61,802 0 0 0 61,802 100,561 318,542
    1993 91,696 0 0 0 91,696 40,143 284,103
    1994 161,735 0 0 0 161,735 22,417 268,801
    1995 125,192 0 0 0 125,192 371,669 579,639
    1996 78,101 0 0 0 78,101 398,578 548,985
    1997 63,201 0 0 0 63,201 946,110 607,988
    1998 49,624 0 0 0 49,624 253,770 395,241
    1999 44,300 0 0 0 44,300 608,460 671,005
    2000 36,783 0 0 0 36,783 821,258 885,793
    2001 15,620 0 0 0 15,620 814,505 856,957
    2002 14 0 0 0 14 827,689 876,412
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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