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Environmental Release Report: PENNINGTON County, SD
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in PENNINGTON 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 SOUTH DAKOTA or facilities in PENNINGTON 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 PENNINGTON 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: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 16,331 4
    Suspected Carcinogens 255
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 6,088 4
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 400 4
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 7,257
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 323 4
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 17,422 4
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 5,355 4
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 23,016 4
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 19,477 4
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 293 4
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 24,994
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 25,340 4
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 17,890 39

    *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 318,343 0 0 0 318,343 0 NA
    1989 638,606 0 0 0 638,606 0 NA
    1990 300,010 0 0 0 300,010 35,167 NA
    1991 128,780 0 0 0 128,780 88,080 237,523
    1992 69,245 5 0 0 69,250 132,650 210,655
    1993 81,658 5 0 0 81,663 61,400 159,986
    1994 72,751 3,205 0 0 75,956 33,733 109,935
    1995 103,991 255 0 0 104,246 56,661 177,357
    1996 87,409 5 0 0 87,414 32,273 130,830
    1997 20,451 5 0 0 20,456 126,005 97,153
    1998 32,293 56 0 0 32,349 427,428 499,112
    1999 29,784 56 5 0 29,845 237,494 267,126
    2000 5,596 38 60,091 0 65,726 240,020 305,871
    2001 29,197 52 67,973 0 97,222 143,365 240,118
    2002 25,756 39 82,299 0 108,094 134,432 241,645
    "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 .6562 0 0 0 .6562 0 .6562
    2001 .277 0 0 0 .277 0 .277
    2002 .278 0 0 0 .278 0 .278
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