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Environmental Release Report: LANCASTER County, NE
 
 
  • Map Locating Toxic Chemical Releases
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in LANCASTER 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 NEBRASKA or facilities in LANCASTER 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 LANCASTER County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:CHROMIUM COMPOUNDS
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to cancer risk
    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:MERCURY
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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 1,976 1
    Suspected Carcinogens 5,105 .029
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 583,599 1
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 213,235 .176
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 828,813 1
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 7,011
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 346,588 39
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 367,977 .176
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 562,548 .205
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 193,764
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 1,173,585 .176
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 103 .176
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 1,037,994 1
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 1,276,619 39
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 545,476 1

    *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 5,350,371 5 30,457 0 5,380,833 310,815 NA
    1989 5,013,094 125 29,502 0 5,042,721 232,341 NA
    1990 4,989,034 505 40 0 4,989,579 185,209 NA
    1991 3,958,636 1,969 510 0 3,961,115 1,976,058 8,103,265
    1992 3,863,125 6,393 510 0 3,870,028 2,320,268 8,041,170
    1993 3,619,763 2,322 10 0 3,622,095 1,700,038 33,226,129
    1994 3,712,935 1,038 0 0 3,713,973 1,538,415 7,598,474
    1995 3,571,719 1,021 0 0 3,572,740 1,987,098 6,510,323
    1996 2,110,979 1,052 6,000 0 2,118,031 1,728,873 4,672,352
    1997 2,033,314 116 0 0 2,033,430 5,478,943 5,611,023
    1998 2,241,457 507 221,100 0 2,463,064 3,966,294 7,192,499
    1999 1,633,445 383 317,535 0 1,951,363 5,742,984 8,448,978
    2000 1,472,390 316 331,218 0 1,803,924 5,031,747 7,344,752
    2001 1,621,312 326 212,390 0 1,834,029 4,958,410 7,021,413
    2002 1,278,480 39 414,857 0 1,693,376 5,121,875 7,110,741
    "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 .2396 0 0 0 .2396 0 .2416
    2001 .4329 0 0 0 .4329 0 .4329
    2002 .2542 0 0 0 .2542 0 .2542
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