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Environmental Release Report: DAKOTA County, MN
 
 
  • Map Locating Toxic Chemical Releases
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in DAKOTA 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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    *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 DAKOTA County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:METHYL BROMIDE
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to ozone depletion
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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:ARSENIC
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:LEAD 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)
    Recognized Carcinogens 34,928 2,804
    Suspected Carcinogens 56,441 2,517
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 369,496 805,381
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 76,122 2,805
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 329,414 416
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 80,563 2,800
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 240,769 2,905
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 325,077 2,987
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 434,175 6,721
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 41,456 2,500
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 520,627 7,131
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 16,077 2,804
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 390,261 3,987
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 546,867 7,227
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 417,643 7,915

    *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 1,009,436 940,000 167,024 0 2,116,460 1,094,099 NA
    1989 579,043 0 39,486 0 618,529 1,443,232 NA
    1990 2,110,767 246,582 17,864 0 2,375,213 581,710 NA
    1991 1,949,789 183,762 5,370 0 2,138,921 703,716 83,807,743
    1992 1,988,362 15,010 3,399 0 2,006,771 795,132 85,758,802
    1993 1,905,183 17,474 2,626 0 1,925,283 837,483 86,477,096
    1994 1,581,185 53,892 1,064 0 1,636,141 512,394 83,700,049
    1995 1,258,679 41,998 241 0 1,300,918 481,465 110,905,837
    1996 1,150,912 193,029 191 0 1,344,132 856,229 115,643,746
    1997 1,130,999 21,680 0 0 1,152,679 1,473,199 135,723,525
    1998 1,120,329 616,561 30,054 0 1,766,944 931,132 168,612,328
    1999 1,142,324 839,049 54,069 0 2,035,442 888,687 191,242,398
    2000 1,028,030 724,335 54,865 0 1,807,229 803,473 201,145,745
    2001 760,194 768,054 44,405 0 1,572,654 996,645 190,830,807
    2002 554,662 808,461 55,365 0 1,418,488 535,642 177,455,598
    "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 3.76 0 0 0 3.76 15.15 18.91
    2001 3.94 0 0 0 3.94 16.67 20.61
    2002 4.83 0 0 0 4.83 .077 25.29
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