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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:CARBON TETRACHLORIDE
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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 96,920 2,492
    Suspected Carcinogens 8,610 735
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 667,014 25,632
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 143,789 2,100
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 545,661 1,340
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 199,133 2,096
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 2,055,551 9,344
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 456,245 4,278
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 2,535,898 14,475
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 2,786,046 150
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 769,178 13,647
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 135,088 2,096
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 534,759 13,006
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 3,435,323 21,936
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 3,322,562 3,479

    *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 5,034,747 159,300 4,745,750 0 9,939,797 4,629,465 NA
    1989 4,377,134 18,400 896,880 0 5,292,414 1,907,855 NA
    1990 2,542,952 21,220 1,289,425 0 3,853,597 896,883 NA
    1991 2,685,899 725,612 797,755 0 4,209,266 8,282,458 20,984,834
    1992 2,639,880 214,076 833,053 0 3,687,009 10,023,719 22,506,420
    1993 3,033,264 28,315 1,439,115 0 4,500,694 9,657,996 21,339,313
    1994 3,628,612 15,043 85,076 0 3,728,731 14,413,394 21,884,231
    1995 2,639,427 14,699 86,360 0 2,740,486 11,215,298 17,858,883
    1996 2,378,541 33,181 15,935 0 2,427,657 10,772,912 16,347,758
    1997 1,789,244 83,764 0 0 1,873,008 24,444,314 16,152,811
    1998 3,776,695 16,166 0 0 3,792,861 7,486,396 14,212,900
    1999 3,927,855 4,844 0 0 3,932,699 8,510,754 30,690,701
    2000 4,197,369 68,165 0 0 4,265,534 7,379,679 27,461,445
    2001 2,890,994 49,340 0 0 2,940,334 6,151,171 27,979,778
    2002 3,454,556 44,202 79 0 3,498,837 5,806,280 30,491,808
    "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 2.62 0 0 0 2.62 0 15.31
    2001 2.30 0 0 0 2.30 0 6.87
    2002 2.79 0 0 0 2.79 0 265
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