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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:LEAD COMPOUNDS
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:LEAD 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 73,234
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 21,977 3
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 681
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 196,220 3
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 73,234
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 196,901 3
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 275,192 3
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 280,253
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 681
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 104,663 3
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 279,587 3
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 274,496

    *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 404,761 3 67 0 404,831 1,090,909 NA
    1989 353,146 0 0 0 353,146 0 NA
    1990 82,982 0 0 0 82,982 750 NA
    1991 77,805 0 0 0 77,805 13,750 91,820
    1992 55,092 643 0 0 55,735 12,788 135,002
    1993 64,291 0 0 0 64,291 1,858 308,714
    1994 250,807 0 0 0 250,807 0 824,783
    1995 195,874 0 502 0 196,376 502 750,807
    1996 215,894 0 0 0 215,894 152 280,912
    1997 222,373 0 0 0 222,373 1,420 285,095
    1998 321,866 0 0 0 321,866 1,138 830,184
    1999 369,721 0 0 0 369,721 1,138 1,087,400
    2000 357,893 0 0 0 357,893 392 814,062
    2001 343,418 3 10 0 343,431 360,059 1,040,657
    2002 280,268 3 14,616 0 294,887 349,873 1,046,140
    "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 .1882 0 .04576 0 .234 0 .1946
    2001 .2699 0 .00217 0 .2721 0 .272
    2002 .2155 0 .04719 0 .2627 0 .2627
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