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Environmental Release Report: GILES County, TN
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in GILES 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):
    Air releases of recognized carcinogens:
    Air releases of recognized developmental toxicants:
    Air releases of recognized reproductive toxicants:

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    Rank counties in TENNESSEE or facilities in GILES 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 GILES County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:CHROMIUM COMPOUNDS
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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 328
    Suspected Carcinogens 2,279 5
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 12,791 5
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 156
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 13,152 5
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 156
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 2,435 5
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 15,587 10
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 15,893 5
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 15,898
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 156
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 14,876 5
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 18,177 10
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 4,580 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 61,282 0 0 0 61,282 0 NA
    1989 182,718 0 0 0 182,718 20,314 NA
    1990 210,795 0 0 0 210,795 36,896 NA
    1991 336,761 0 0 0 336,761 937,759 3,033,692
    1992 259,216 1 0 0 259,217 1,442,321 3,713,800
    1993 253,447 0 0 0 253,447 765,818 3,329,352
    1994 336,751 1 0 0 336,752 1,612,805 5,484,544
    1995 423,295 261 0 0 423,556 1,738,596 5,834,629
    1996 292,073 511 0 0 292,584 1,595,767 5,772,195
    1997 253,851 1,002 0 0 254,853 3,389,439 5,516,245
    1998 279,679 251 0 0 279,930 2,331,014 7,716,867
    1999 91,721 5 0 0 91,726 2,503,797 8,655,618
    2000 35,373 255 0 0 35,628 2,400,766 7,346,133
    2001 38,913 10 0 0 38,923 1,529,541 4,924,414
    2002 18,177 10 0 0 18,187 435,331 2,384,225
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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