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Environmental Release Report: OTTER TAIL County, MN
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in OTTER TAIL 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 MINNESOTA or facilities in OTTER TAIL 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 OTTER TAIL County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:CHLORODIFLUOROMETHANE
    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:LEAD COMPOUNDS
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:MERCURY 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 19
    Suspected Carcinogens 32
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 73,423
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 32,579
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 55,614
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 2,570
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 67,386
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 65,287
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 75,977
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 12,900
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 88,421
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 19
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 85,931
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 93,304
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 77,457

    *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 2,157 0 250 0 2,407 0 NA
    1989 2,477 0 0 0 2,477 0 NA
    1990 62,582 0 0 0 62,582 0 NA
    1991 59,849 0 0 0 59,849 30,150 981,250
    1992 78,995 0 0 0 78,995 35,000 1,059,441
    1993 68,590 0 0 0 68,590 86,569 920,042
    1994 74,013 0 0 0 74,013 34,743 903,972
    1995 63,552 0 0 0 63,552 347,025 2,257,115
    1996 53,999 0 0 0 53,999 382,314 1,143,902
    1997 46,952 0 6,543 0 53,495 348,016 846,931
    1998 83,730 0 104,239 0 187,969 97,192 843,655
    1999 96,031 0 131,469 0 227,500 291,318 1,423,319
    2000 109,559 8 171,965 0 281,532 379,514 1,459,655
    2001 98,651 0 170,015 0 268,666 278,249 1,275,128
    2002 94,987 0 168,175 0 263,161 193,919 923,744
    "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
    2001 .0675 0 0 0 .0675 0 .0675
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