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Environmental Release Report: POLK County, MO
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in POLK County*
    Cleanest/Best Counties in US Percentile Dirtiest/Worst Counties in US
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    Noncancer risk score (air and water releases):
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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 POLK County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:no data available
    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:TOLUENE
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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Sorted by Health Effect*
  • Air Releases
    (Pounds from TRI sources)
    Water Releases
    (Pounds from TRI sources)
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 18,165
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 18,165
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 18,165
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 18,165
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 18,165
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 18,165
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 18,165
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 18,165
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 18,165

    *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 21,773 0 0 0 21,773 0 NA
    1989 25,279 0 0 0 25,279 0 NA
    1990 163,383 0 0 0 163,383 0 NA
    1991 4,426 0 0 0 4,426 0 4,426
    1992 28,286 0 0 0 28,286 0 17,254
    1993 40,167 0 0 0 40,167 3,120 55,400
    1994 74,013 0 0 0 74,013 3,950 71,839
    1995 65,290 0 0 0 65,290 5,180 74,323
    1996 56,222 0 26,634 0 82,856 27,410 83,426
    1997 68,377 0 0 0 68,377 51,200 92,687
    1998 88,860 0 0 0 88,860 30,080 173,691
    1999 34,218 0 0 0 34,218 0 89,174
    2000 43,562 0 0 0 43,562 18,753 60,143
    2001 21,720 0 0 0 21,720 0 21,719
    2002 18,165 0 0 0 18,165 0 18,165
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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