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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:1-CHLORO-1,1-DIFLUOROETHANE
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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:CADMIUM COMPOUNDS
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:LEAD COMPOUNDS
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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 133,351 69
    Suspected Carcinogens 12,987 37
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 2,152,663 63
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 123,891 31
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 572,789 60
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 279,858 10
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 362,248 110
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 565,915 82
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 746,783 65
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 399,991
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 847,896 57
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 123,248 31
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 308,073 46
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 969,221 139
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 559,249 96

    *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 2,631,562 93,744 28,469,308 0 31,194,614 35,446 NA
    1989 2,545,758 95,880 16,699,414 0 19,341,052 63,469 NA
    1990 2,281,485 85,733 13,717,710 0 16,084,928 354,919 NA
    1991 1,875,813 81,535 16,082,405 0 18,039,753 346,808 150,203,971
    1992 1,665,192 96,728 6,208,298 0 7,970,218 454,829 127,953,442
    1993 1,612,620 159,093 7,933,228 0 9,704,941 528,697 128,491,055
    1994 2,720,055 140,574 8,982,266 0 11,842,895 393,544 170,796,805
    1995 2,643,252 117,633 7,883,740 0 10,644,625 538,706 64,328,191
    1996 1,680,122 115,360 7,659,746 0 9,455,228 556,334 56,400,048
    1997 2,076,623 124,186 8,473,273 0 10,674,082 876,461 62,963,596
    1998 2,512,717 209,311 11,843,161 0 14,565,189 409,851 57,157,113
    1999 2,616,858 209,895 11,276,971 0 14,103,724 437,414 38,635,045
    2000 2,492,487 233,511 19,343,181 0 22,069,179 432,373 56,146,143
    2001 2,131,293 53,015 15,459,349 0 17,643,657 701,119 67,232,274
    2002 2,411,490 246 15,662,320 0 18,074,055 645,503 45,046,486
    "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 3.01 0 0 0 3.01 0 3.01
    2001 2.81 0 0 0 2.81 0 2.81
    2002 7.10 0 0 0 7.10 0 7.10
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