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

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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 KNOX County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:CHROMIUM
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to cancer risk
    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:NICKEL
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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 5
    Suspected Carcinogens 5
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 5
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 5
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 10
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 10
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 1,005
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 1,255
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 1,010
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 1,010
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 1,010

    *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 1,397,814 0 0 0 1,397,814 279,551 NA
    1989 726,494 0 0 0 726,494 61,007 NA
    1990 347,544 0 0 0 347,544 112,614 NA
    1991 330,322 0 0 0 330,322 477,863 1,446,028
    1992 260,867 0 0 0 260,867 512,467 1,359,860
    1993 191,979 0 0 0 191,979 393,739 1,204,030
    1994 147,763 0 0 0 147,763 237,537 886,398
    1995 254,284 0 0 0 254,284 172,602 939,136
    1996 209,710 0 0 0 209,710 270,409 855,652
    1997 63,885 0 0 0 63,885 587,888 812,615
    1998 11,607 0 0 0 11,607 211,063 322,094
    1999 1,356 0 0 0 1,356 203,046 204,406
    2000 1,069 0 0 0 1,069 63,624 64,696
    2001 1,063 0 10 0 1,073 86,974 88,076
    2002 1,260 0 10 0 1,270 44,319 57,024
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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