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Environmental Release Report: POLK County, MN
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in POLK 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:

    See how this county ranks on other chemical release and waste management attributes tracked by Scorecard

    Rank counties in MINNESOTA or facilities in POLK 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 POLK County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:LEAD COMPOUNDS
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to cancer risk
    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 904
    Suspected Carcinogens 73,512
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 81,793
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 904
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 80,889
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 73,512
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 81,793
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 74,416
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 319,443 11,667
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 319,443 11,667
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 904
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 318,539 11,667
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 318,539 11,667
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 318,539 11,667

    *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 149,179 232 0 0 149,411 0 NA
    1989 151,280 304 0 0 151,584 0 NA
    1990 157,414 305 0 0 157,719 12,700 NA
    1991 192,593 0 750 0 193,343 0 998,691
    1992 481,155 0 50,750 0 531,905 750 1,566,032
    1993 408,700 37,214 750 0 446,664 2,400 1,313,268
    1994 508,109 33,339 0 0 541,448 0 1,047,342
    1995 596,702 42,307 0 0 639,009 0 1,316,587
    1996 552,544 24,995 0 0 577,539 1,561 646,728
    1997 493,492 25,488 0 0 518,980 2,026 581,892
    1998 696,890 27,185 250 0 724,325 8,799 785,965
    1999 616,645 12,828 250 0 629,723 12,650 697,480
    2000 454,377 14,621 0 0 468,998 27,919 564,008
    2001 316,095 32,269 0 0 348,364 25,994 451,141
    2002 319,443 11,667 250 0 331,360 691 599,884
    "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 .452 0 0 0 .452 0 .452
    2001 .425 0 0 0 .425 0 .425
    2002 .325 0 0 0 .325 0 .325
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