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Environmental Release Report: MERCER County, OH
 
 
  • 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:

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    Rank counties in OHIO 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:CHROMIUM
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:COPPER
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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 24 5
    Suspected Carcinogens 10
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 284 10
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 9 .100
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 275 10
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 3 .100
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 34 5
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 294 10
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 279 5
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 24 5
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 9 .100
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 285 10
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 293 10
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 33 5

    *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 691,656 69,700 49,200 0 810,556 318,692 NA
    1989 797,659 34,422 6,586 0 838,667 142,749 NA
    1990 877,166 34,261 0 0 911,427 113,566 NA
    1991 1,170,551 250 2,500 0 1,173,301 100,870 1,475,298
    1992 1,385,256 15 0 0 1,385,271 114,685 1,945,612
    1993 1,318,481 21 0 0 1,318,502 94,712 1,906,949
    1994 785,502 7 0 0 785,509 506,209 1,423,389
    1995 604,249 5 0 0 604,254 179,028 886,849
    1996 522,775 0 0 0 522,775 136,365 749,773
    1997 715,529 0 0 0 715,529 342,439 1,083,470
    1998 391,632 5 0 0 391,637 1,050,485 1,608,617
    1999 34,635 10 0 0 34,645 311,861 382,858
    2000 290 10 0 0 300 294,702 306,443
    2001 295 255 0 0 550 278,059 294,234
    2002 299 10 0 0 309 273,277 287,070
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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