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Environmental Release Report: LAUDERDALE County, TN
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in LAUDERDALE County*
    Cleanest/Best Counties in US Percentile Dirtiest/Worst Counties in US
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    Total environmental releases:
    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 LAUDERDALE 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 LAUDERDALE 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:COPPER 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 82,438 922
    Suspected Carcinogens 3,631 118
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 601,564 138,932
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 186,605 14
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 462,922 408
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 75,311
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 418,145 1,040
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 651,345 485
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 658,537 514
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 659,240 514
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 5 14
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 609,989 908
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 661,285 1,379
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 660,067 1,026

    *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 807,519 5,493 26 0 813,038 613,265 NA
    1989 762,340 3,888 23 0 766,251 352,947 NA
    1990 664,693 958 34 0 665,685 293,939 NA
    1991 713,380 665 250 0 714,295 812,815 3,996,221
    1992 709,937 794 0 0 710,731 856,367 4,652,179
    1993 1,190,800 593 0 0 1,191,393 863,532 4,539,127
    1994 904,880 795 0 0 905,675 791,708 4,914,733
    1995 869,583 101,013 0 0 970,596 764,986 3,385,366
    1996 896,974 41,457 0 0 938,431 583,295 2,480,046
    1997 1,134,499 42,605 0 0 1,177,104 1,172,997 3,249,737
    1998 1,071,064 61,375 0 0 1,132,439 398,815 2,591,273
    1999 1,214,686 70,760 0 0 1,285,446 792,020 2,617,167
    2000 1,079,985 61,692 0 0 1,141,677 597,814 2,261,619
    2001 694,066 52,972 0 0 747,038 415,077 1,679,498
    2002 661,285 139,903 0 0 801,188 221,268 1,843,717
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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