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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:CHROMIUM COMPOUNDS
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to cancer risk
    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 166,879 416
    Suspected Carcinogens 10,473 15
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 1,223,161 417
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 193,999 415
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 984,644 2
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 174,645 .100
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 628,190 592
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 1,079,623 418
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 1,328,687 416
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 27,121
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 1,450,248 429
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 948 415
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 1,036,239 2
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 1,468,994 193
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 1,120,662 2

    *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 10,987,952 212,774 2,218,010 0 13,418,736 4,153,871 NA
    1989 10,188,353 276,533 1,252,931 0 11,717,817 1,840,488 NA
    1990 6,032,988 408 1,398,700 0 7,432,096 1,381,034 NA
    1991 5,001,400 250 1,179,000 0 6,180,650 9,855,059 21,608,716
    1992 4,350,515 0 1,293,100 0 5,643,615 8,795,584 21,182,897
    1993 2,973,771 2 1,955,000 0 4,928,773 7,579,964 19,044,159
    1994 2,705,081 369 932,288 0 3,637,738 6,948,115 14,100,627
    1995 2,481,344 371 457,900 0 2,939,615 11,430,838 18,632,048
    1996 2,437,282 163 0 0 2,437,445 10,414,647 17,235,324
    1997 2,401,635 169 0 0 2,401,804 22,065,783 17,655,614
    1998 2,656,438 1,459 869,760 0 3,527,657 11,951,429 23,108,149
    1999 1,853,924 188 5 0 1,854,117 12,812,762 22,343,469
    2000 2,133,007 383 10 0 2,133,400 12,955,445 23,419,776
    2001 1,609,778 578 5 0 1,610,362 13,799,437 20,222,922
    2002 1,474,761 608 5 0 1,475,374 11,281,940 17,934,931
    "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 .12 0 0 0 .12 183 192
    2001 .13 0 0 0 .13 1,193 1,202
    2002 .13 0 0 0 .13 414 424
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