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Environmental Release Report: CAPE GIRARDEAU County, MO
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in CAPE GIRARDEAU 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 MISSOURI or facilities in CAPE GIRARDEAU 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 CAPE GIRARDEAU County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:CHROMIUM 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 539 3
    Suspected Carcinogens 930
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 27,017 11,003
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 23,002 3
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 3,275 0
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 529 3
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 40,459 3
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 25,832 3
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 43,899 171,003
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 36,700
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 29,687 171,003
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 24 3
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 27,238 171,000
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 44,404 171,003
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 44,654 171,003

    *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 3,000 67,593 0 0 70,593 250 NA
    1989 6,387 24,996 0 0 31,383 1,612 NA
    1990 13,907 47,917 500 0 62,324 2,786 NA
    1991 16,604 112,246 255 0 129,105 265 29,880,982
    1992 651,076 142,626 500 0 794,202 13,412 32,108,430
    1993 387,378 380,665 110,417 0 878,460 159,015 30,926,854
    1994 576,892 270,745 173,874 0 1,021,511 394,906 46,182,308
    1995 508,170 485,521 172,752 0 1,166,443 139,034 37,847,821
    1996 177,949 446,253 172,752 0 796,954 70,480 31,601,001
    1997 93,197 535,843 177,515 0 806,555 204,739 41,027,609
    1998 57,218 463,288 224,841 0 745,347 173,701 34,969,038
    1999 43,356 770,000 28,550 0 841,906 183,005 14,033,627
    2000 38,733 386,750 49,765 0 475,248 138,311 8,436,090
    2001 65,408 339,300 41,820 0 446,528 41,859 16,977,899
    2002 67,392 182,003 33,765 0 283,160 24,434 10,957,329
    "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 5.10 .004 0 0 5.11 .016 5.12
    2001 5.60 .005 0 0 5.61 .015 5.62
    2002 .2404 .0059 0 0 .2463 0 .2479
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