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Environmental Release Report: LAWRENCE County, TN
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in LAWRENCE 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 LAWRENCE 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 LAWRENCE County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:LEAD
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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 18 3
    Suspected Carcinogens 2,810
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 45,933 958
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 30,578 3
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 18,333 955
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 18 3
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 26,133 708
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 49,406 253
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 47,271 283
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 250
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 49,411 283
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 18 3
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 45,420 735
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 47,286 988
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 47,271 708

    *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 1,687,924 237 250 0 1,688,411 320,244 NA
    1989 1,846,309 223 0 0 1,846,532 543,113 NA
    1990 867,056 307 0 0 867,363 585,220 NA
    1991 1,218,826 305 0 0 1,219,131 3,183,307 18,254,756
    1992 1,040,687 267 0 0 1,040,954 3,553,850 16,381,447
    1993 1,615,749 910 0 0 1,616,659 3,284,294 11,534,122
    1994 1,152,670 553 0 0 1,153,223 3,400,145 9,818,549
    1995 610,748 370 305 0 611,423 3,452,427 9,528,543
    1996 379,629 361 455 0 380,445 1,661,836 7,269,441
    1997 152,339 378 1,418 0 154,135 14,564,808 12,573,969
    1998 199,138 340 1,754 0 201,232 1,824,947 7,184,689
    1999 52,444 34 341 0 52,819 802,162 3,399,802
    2000 45,069 2,159 715,922 0 763,150 632,600 1,986,500
    2001 74,961 1,168 236,365 0 312,494 1,541,692 2,262,194
    2002 52,475 988 1,071 0 54,533 4,189,486 5,217,105
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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