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Environmental Release Report: DEKALB County, TN
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in DEKALB County*
    Cleanest/Best Counties in US Percentile Dirtiest/Worst Counties in US
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    Cancer risk score (air and water releases):
    Noncancer risk score (air and water releases):
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    Rank counties in TENNESSEE or facilities in DEKALB 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 DEKALB 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 COMPOUNDS
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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 40 1
    Suspected Carcinogens 76 10
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 47,803 10
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 47,803 10
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 40 1
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 131 4
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 47,977 18
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 47,808 10
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 47,825 13
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 47,830 13
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 48,156 34
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 47,879 20

    *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 406,311 0 0 0 406,311 2,355,136 NA
    1989 268,274 0 0 0 268,274 1,039,895 NA
    1990 486,723 0 0 0 486,723 1,135,590 NA
    1991 365,405 0 0 0 365,405 1,331,866 4,612,160
    1992 282,719 0 0 0 282,719 1,094,368 4,289,954
    1993 520,904 54 0 0 520,958 659,472 4,100,310
    1994 812,003 31 0 0 812,034 391,606 4,201,199
    1995 591,065 20 0 0 591,085 449,870 5,903,704
    1996 439,355 24 0 0 439,379 485,350 5,693,949
    1997 478,296 14 0 0 478,310 617,335 5,550,784
    1998 132,361 31 0 0 132,392 148,504 300,967
    1999 89,666 18 0 0 89,684 100,141 233,787
    2000 54,295 28 0 0 54,323 210,675 1,241,671
    2001 41,750 19 267 0 42,036 685,466 1,231,288
    2002 48,156 34 255 0 48,445 793,960 1,366,019
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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