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Environmental Release Report: HAMILTON County, TN
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in HAMILTON 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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    Air releases of recognized developmental toxicants:
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    *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 HAMILTON County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:CHROMIUM
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to cancer risk
    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:LEAD COMPOUNDS
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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 25,278 39
    Suspected Carcinogens 9,878 12
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 134,001 301
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 42,415 33
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 106,960 270
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 27,630 7
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 186,337 352
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 148,546 307
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 275,801 300
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 94,709
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 228,406 337
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 2,696 33
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 177,076 561
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 349,927 879
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 314,757 26

    *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 5,973,303 60,914 4,007,465 0 10,041,682 4,678,054 NA
    1989 6,117,246 15,616 2,244,816 0 8,377,678 2,890,418 NA
    1990 5,280,938 2,092 316,291 0 5,599,321 2,690,957 NA
    1991 5,778,106 651 330,072 0 6,108,829 4,626,343 35,518,434
    1992 5,061,084 32,388 227,098 0 5,320,570 5,166,290 37,858,048
    1993 3,575,820 46,135 224,991 0 3,846,946 7,031,359 33,984,859
    1994 3,395,256 535 219,262 0 3,615,053 7,372,326 38,825,244
    1995 3,388,113 156,582 242,130 0 3,786,825 6,444,142 25,649,438
    1996 3,081,360 248,401 161,982 0 3,491,743 6,815,815 45,179,379
    1997 2,735,618 169,660 132,532 0 3,037,810 9,495,073 36,177,124
    1998 2,406,369 41,167 168,985 0 2,616,521 5,035,931 35,634,564
    1999 2,427,131 494 187,696 0 2,615,321 5,256,838 35,831,509
    2000 2,623,993 500 217,218 0 2,841,711 5,781,776 34,854,307
    2001 2,304,625 322 181,252 0 2,486,198 4,710,691 35,794,389
    2002 352,227 910 149,642 0 502,779 2,760,691 27,034,876
    "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 2.01 0 1.75 0 3.77 9.80 13.56
    2001 1.08 0 1.17 0 2.25 8.36 10.71
    2002 .6806 0 .97 0 1.65 .2342 1.89
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