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Environmental Release Report: BEDFORD County, TN
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in BEDFORD 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 TENNESSEE or facilities in BEDFORD 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 BEDFORD County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:LEAD
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to cancer risk
    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:LEAD
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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 1
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 2,544 44,352
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 1
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 1,043
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 1
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 1,001
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 1,044 70
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 31,049 3,250
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 32,506 3,250
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 1
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 32,548 3,180
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 32,549 3,250
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 31,006 3,250

    *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 1,234,820 0 0 0 1,234,820 295,713 NA
    1989 1,079,653 250 0 0 1,079,903 297,667 NA
    1990 958,582 510 5,933 0 965,025 280,554 NA
    1991 824,673 510 10,578 0 835,761 410,426 1,079,297
    1992 761,389 510 4,700 0 766,599 249,001 1,206,177
    1993 599,534 510 4,705 0 604,749 275,529 1,151,402
    1994 209,657 505 4,700 0 214,862 319,375 606,609
    1995 117,402 250 19,590 0 137,242 116,140 332,334
    1996 126,438 1,460 3,525 0 131,423 170,202 393,199
    1997 149,098 630 0 0 149,728 4,083,051 2,274,109
    1998 130,517 262 0 0 130,779 70,221 260,205
    1999 39,112 250 0 0 39,362 378,622 497,042
    2000 30,438 100,650 0 0 131,088 358,758 708,312
    2001 32,523 55,122 5 0 87,650 331,667 813,373
    2002 32,549 47,532 0 0 80,081 152,252 539,975
    "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 .57 0 0 0 .57 43.49 44.06
    2001 .5 0 0 0 .5 38.86 39.35
    2002 .6 0 0 0 .6 40.81 41.41
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