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Environmental Release Report: STEARNS County, MN
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in STEARNS County*
    Cleanest/Best Counties in US Percentile Dirtiest/Worst Counties in US
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    Cancer risk score (air and water releases):
    Noncancer risk score (air and water releases):
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    Air releases of recognized developmental toxicants:
    Air releases of recognized reproductive toxicants:

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    Rank counties in MINNESOTA or facilities in STEARNS 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 STEARNS County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:1,1-DICHLORO-1-FLUOROETHANE
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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:CHROMIUM
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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 88 13
    Suspected Carcinogens 16,306
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 686,492 13
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 10,404 13
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 48,309 2
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 16,242
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 29,153 13
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 58,724 15
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 62,012 15
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 31,745
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 705,981 15
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 63 13
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 40,909
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 104,720 2
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 77,816 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 727,541 0 0 0 727,541 723,049 NA
    1989 913,317 0 0 0 913,317 201,623 NA
    1990 834,411 0 0 0 834,411 207,049 NA
    1991 1,104,937 0 0 0 1,104,937 505,698 2,279,305
    1992 1,025,875 0 505 0 1,026,380 441,650 2,556,822
    1993 187,268 10 505 0 187,783 433,172 1,742,631
    1994 154,517 35 51 0 154,603 376,921 1,593,374
    1995 90,490 121 51 0 90,662 973,570 2,137,610
    1996 82,906 20 51 0 82,977 1,078,486 2,740,074
    1997 71,125 0 51 0 71,176 1,822,130 2,174,019
    1998 439,169 0 51 0 439,220 1,463,583 3,205,227
    1999 789,844 2 51 0 789,897 1,509,144 3,503,353
    2000 716,393 2 51 0 716,447 1,406,362 2,934,677
    2001 696,813 14 565 0 697,393 1,537,780 3,101,891
    2002 737,800 15 32 0 737,847 991,104 2,616,565
    "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 .1494 0 .0033 0 .1527 .02534 .1781
    2001 .061 0 .039 0 .1 .0276 .1276
    2002 .064 0 .034 0 .098 .034 .132
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