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Environmental Release Report: KNOX County, TN
 
 
  • Map Locating Toxic Chemical Releases
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in KNOX 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:
    Air releases of recognized reproductive 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 KNOX County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:1,1-DICHLORO-1-FLUOROETHANE
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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:LEAD COMPOUNDS
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    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 75,725 265
    Suspected Carcinogens 562,915 9
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 790,838 139,265
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 27,226 13
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 737,255 252
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 619,290
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 775,723 10,653
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 669,742 283
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 781,762 21
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 28,298
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 825,629 108
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 4,625 13
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 780,072 347
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 842,511 10,996
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 787,076 269

    *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 1,365,264 3,856 447,375 0 1,816,495 350,816 NA
    1989 1,293,860 1,368 506,330 0 1,801,558 197,216 NA
    1990 1,089,938 1,016 169,347 0 1,260,301 576,243 NA
    1991 950,705 6,999 5,880 0 963,584 2,366,846 8,065,926
    1992 696,757 3,140 17,510 0 717,407 3,020,901 13,363,315
    1993 647,277 3,245 19,000 0 669,522 4,665,352 23,341,838
    1994 707,365 164 12,188 0 719,717 4,351,020 23,937,120
    1995 787,264 94 1,810 0 789,168 4,248,454 11,158,140
    1996 712,339 2,080 0 0 714,419 4,079,203 7,815,623
    1997 781,196 599 0 0 781,795 8,663,310 18,515,709
    1998 812,852 1,965 50,334 0 865,151 4,298,355 18,218,507
    1999 733,481 227,458 15,170 0 976,109 4,659,079 20,311,231
    2000 956,444 333,043 1,801 0 1,291,288 2,942,979 19,071,847
    2001 824,237 224,016 3,408 0 1,051,661 3,727,870 19,331,080
    2002 877,088 150,009 29 0 1,027,126 3,014,689 18,544,250
    "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 .6362 0 0 0 .6362 .061 .6982
    2001 .7884 0 0 0 .7884 .097 .8854
    2002 .6783 0 0 0 .6783 .09 .7683
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