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Environmental Release Report: ST. LOUIS County, MN
 
 
  • Map Locating Toxic Chemical Releases
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in ST. LOUIS 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 ST. LOUIS 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 ST. LOUIS 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: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 65,094 5
    Suspected Carcinogens 20,589 10
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 23,191 5
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 205 .100
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 265,976 10
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 46
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 62,751 10
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 238,907 10
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 257,314 .100
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 295,269 35
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 177 .100
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 33,387 30
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 295,193 40
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 293,599 250

    *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 258,828 750 95,579 0 355,157 169,681 NA
    1989 248,001 750 2,141 0 250,892 105,417 NA
    1990 270,008 168 500 0 270,676 67,275 NA
    1991 261,333 200 1,597 0 263,130 303,689 1,673,880
    1992 239,659 258 1,504 0 241,421 296,524 1,766,406
    1993 156,837 221 17,301 0 174,359 274,349 1,638,513
    1994 318,364 136 15,319 0 333,819 206,445 1,346,514
    1995 482,333 295 14,527 0 497,155 168,815 1,040,193
    1996 454,915 648 16,794 0 472,357 221,550 1,061,341
    1997 375,638 547 1,500 0 377,685 587,723 1,105,766
    1998 269,832 4,015 131,005 0 404,852 329,518 1,094,924
    1999 292,437 5,821 131,005 0 429,263 527,101 1,289,872
    2000 273,099 6,431 155,549 0 435,079 417,207 1,054,299
    2001 280,502 12,035 174,788 0 467,325 244,607 790,246
    2002 298,148 280 141,739 0 440,167 192,203 777,862
    "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 .2337 0 0 0 .2337 0 .2337
    2002 .2085 0 0 0 .2085 0 .2085
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