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Environmental Release Report: WASHINGTON County, MN
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in WASHINGTON 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:
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    Rank counties in MINNESOTA or facilities in WASHINGTON 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 WASHINGTON County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:NICKEL 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 59,661 693
    Suspected Carcinogens 62,546 1,655
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 392,169 204,717
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 164,703 427
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 267,071 94,518
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 79,918 39
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 341,145 1,299
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 365,704 95,656
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 540,277 100,031
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 78,622
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 569,960 100,058
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 13,838 420
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 499,163 5,745
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 681,969 102,115
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 611,521 8,032

    *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 5,638,602 950,734 0 0 6,589,336 1,177,957 NA
    1989 4,852,977 986,864 0 0 5,839,841 6,157,356 NA
    1990 3,458,524 383,727 656 0 3,842,907 231,762 NA
    1991 2,019,123 373,763 0 0 2,392,886 1,427,989 10,708,236
    1992 1,839,912 318,610 0 0 2,158,522 2,121,954 14,261,617
    1993 1,742,485 312,054 0 0 2,054,539 3,735,315 20,955,835
    1994 1,524,238 34,428 0 0 1,558,666 1,635,454 22,508,276
    1995 1,014,092 23,339 116 0 1,037,547 878,933 29,137,961
    1996 963,461 18,762 0 0 982,223 1,299,071 17,286,587
    1997 809,178 15,855 0 0 825,033 3,039,697 18,604,060
    1998 997,318 61,592 2,021 0 1,060,931 2,667,141 21,351,399
    1999 691,073 540,482 25 0 1,231,580 2,261,637 20,150,416
    2000 779,954 340,800 30 0 1,120,784 8,973,458 15,395,606
    2001 707,875 515,934 30 0 1,223,839 2,405,412 16,663,805
    2002 692,851 213,723 30 0 906,604 1,667,405 22,705,825
    "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 .22 0 0 0 .22 0 .22
    2001 .325 0 0 0 .325 0 .325
    2002 .373 0 0 0 .373 0 .373
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