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Environmental Release Report: MERCER County, ND
 
 
  • Map Locating Toxic Chemical Releases
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in MERCER 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:

    See how this county ranks on other chemical release and waste management attributes tracked by Scorecard

    Rank counties in NORTH DAKOTA or facilities in MERCER 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 MERCER 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: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 6,970 445
    Suspected Carcinogens 7,930 49
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 179,793 473
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 5,366 440
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 174,417 33
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 455 427
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 152,406 489
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 8,004 12,202
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 317,790 468
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 357,780
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 182,528 16,686
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 4,366 440
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 175,963 16,223
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 370,412 28,435
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 375,056 21,823

    *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
    1998 530,537 59,005 3,615,047 0 4,204,589 6,593,153 11,444,247
    1999 389,196 61,211 3,706,446 0 4,156,853 6,174,031 11,343,976
    2000 371,662 49,609 3,754,939 0 4,176,210 6,630,049 11,640,494
    2001 400,312 51,338 4,636,797 0 5,088,448 6,452,081 12,313,382
    2002 390,390 49,846 3,622,925 0 4,063,161 187,052 11,526,376
    "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 4.04 0 0 0 4.04 0 4.04
    2001 3.33 0 0 0 3.33 0 3.33
    2002 3.43 0 0 0 3.43 0 3.43
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