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Environmental Release Report: BLOUNT County, TN
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in BLOUNT County*
    Cleanest/Best Counties in US Percentile Dirtiest/Worst Counties in US
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    Cancer risk score (air and water releases):
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    Air releases of recognized developmental toxicants:
    Air releases of recognized reproductive toxicants:

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    Rank counties in TENNESSEE or facilities in BLOUNT 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 BLOUNT County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:LEAD
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    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 1,449 93
    Suspected Carcinogens 87,848
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 348,253 214
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 31,654 93
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 287,544 121
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 87,470 93
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 756,386 93
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 166,704 214
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 926,495 594
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 757,300
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 1,118,698 473
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 607 93
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 346,579 501
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 951,918 594
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 1,686,331 93

    *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 3,423,796 15,000 0 0 3,438,796 250 NA
    1989 962,784 0 24,000 0 986,784 24,250 NA
    1990 1,128,826 0 0 0 1,128,826 143,674 NA
    1991 887,526 204 12,296 0 900,026 518,609 9,878,985
    1992 1,003,904 159 11,800 0 1,015,863 726,013 11,116,239
    1993 773,395 155 1,700 0 775,250 1,420,380 10,951,384
    1994 1,119,251 226 1,800 0 1,121,277 3,066,551 18,412,151
    1995 1,023,804 207 12,500 0 1,036,511 2,323,097 18,766,615
    1996 1,106,851 187 0 0 1,107,038 3,968,704 20,591,271
    1997 1,050,836 178 0 0 1,051,014 3,250,449 20,934,644
    1998 1,096,076 191 0 0 1,096,267 676,089 10,131,092
    1999 1,327,598 179 0 0 1,327,777 1,794,332 11,418,709
    2000 1,340,434 200 0 0 1,340,635 2,641,435 15,101,985
    2001 1,704,706 283 0 0 1,704,990 2,290,153 17,108,376
    2002 1,723,081 594 0 0 1,723,675 1,992,231 17,812,523
    "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 1.12 0 0 0 1.12 0 2,501
    2001 1.12 0 0 0 1.12 0 2,501
    2002 1.19 0 0 0 1.19 0 2,610
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