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Environmental Release Report: BUCHANAN County, MO
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in BUCHANAN 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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    *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 BUCHANAN County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:ARSENIC (ORGANIC OR INORGANIC 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 4,979
    Suspected Carcinogens 6,809 11
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 341,534 11
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 421 1
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 745,567 15
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 11,330 5
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 31,887 5
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 271,475 10
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 333,745 15
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 31,920
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 792,138 16
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 400
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 739,731 15
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 790,991 20
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 161,156 604

    *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 570,510 850 0 0 571,360 1,095,352 NA
    1989 632,832 25,600 0 0 658,432 1,451,315 NA
    1990 743,759 120 265 0 744,144 1,259,049 NA
    1991 629,409 30 0 0 629,439 1,320,478 12,011,800
    1992 720,175 44 5,680 0 725,899 6,562,727 28,428,696
    1993 945,243 87 0 0 945,330 7,730,717 20,800,367
    1994 548,269 50 0 0 548,319 7,373,782 10,685,938
    1995 1,853,483 370 0 0 1,853,853 8,266,362 11,813,912
    1996 1,720,227 371 1,200 0 1,721,798 12,105,858 14,580,119
    1997 1,556,849 16 100 0 1,556,965 30,501,592 17,900,113
    1998 1,665,616 1,134 0 0 1,666,750 14,848,340 17,196,555
    1999 1,464,492 2,303 0 0 1,466,795 10,242,914 12,489,653
    2000 1,439,085 895 2 2 1,439,984 8,859,452 11,288,660
    2001 869,102 633 116,224 0 985,959 9,253,563 10,825,474
    2002 797,951 615 129,266 0 927,832 9,685,094 11,368,186
    "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 .15 0 0 0 .15 .0012 .1512
    2001 .18 0 0 0 .18 .0022 .1812
    2002 .19 0 0 0 .19 0 .19
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