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Environmental Release Report: LEE County, MS
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in LEE 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 MISSISSIPPI or facilities in LEE 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 LEE County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:CHROMIUM
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to cancer risk
    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:LEAD
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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 13,565 5
    Suspected Carcinogens 274 30
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 85,579 30
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 19,033 .110
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 81,846 5
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 27 .110
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 23,942 125
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 90,272 35
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 104,163 35
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 110,978 10
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 33 .110
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 68,689 15
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 112,507 130
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 59,102 35

    *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 4,168,675 0 500 0 4,169,175 145,869 NA
    1989 3,974,278 0 0 0 3,974,278 125,914 NA
    1990 5,706,133 0 11,903 0 5,718,036 194,600 NA
    1991 5,527,972 0 0 0 5,527,972 1,103,929 6,093,199
    1992 5,530,906 105 0 0 5,531,011 1,134,005 5,988,069
    1993 5,660,262 450 20,750 0 5,681,462 1,088,768 6,312,178
    1994 4,797,221 115 32,950 0 4,830,286 1,171,556 5,675,546
    1995 3,121,656 35 12,150 0 3,133,841 1,233,225 4,150,739
    1996 3,603,277 50 24,550 0 3,627,877 1,345,022 4,604,126
    1997 3,568,876 80 14,250 0 3,583,206 2,644,250 4,828,664
    1998 3,397,839 5 20,105 0 3,417,949 1,278,789 4,566,456
    1999 3,389,202 35 18,900 0 3,408,137 1,220,825 4,541,186
    2000 3,432,343 140 74,526 0 3,507,009 1,485,650 5,044,184
    2001 1,084,607 107 0 0 1,084,714 405,341 1,685,299
    2002 113,023 130 22,024 0 135,177 179,394 632,260
    "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
    2002 .1725 0 .0649 0 .2374 0 .2374
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