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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:BIS(2-ETHYLHEXYL)PHTHALATE
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:ZINC 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 755 5
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 15,765 663
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 755 5
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 7,977 250
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 755 5
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 1,500 5
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 7,977 250
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 8,732 255
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 7,977 250
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 755 5
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 500
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 10,232 260
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 755 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 200,690 250 49,765 0 250,705 27,050 NA
    1989 156,950 250 67,150 0 224,350 21,500 NA
    1990 153,150 250 19,050 0 172,450 22,760 NA
    1991 146,100 250 18,600 0 164,950 313,415 477,697
    1992 125,600 250 14,900 0 140,750 286,750 422,803
    1993 106,296 250 19,126 0 125,672 328,304 435,827
    1994 83,359 250 18,649 0 102,258 415,941 491,615
    1995 132,488 3,820 17,243 0 153,551 136,684 288,234
    1996 98,500 3,450 5,650 0 107,600 46,800 166,688
    1997 40,100 0 0 0 40,100 124,460 104,930
    1998 34,500 0 0 0 34,500 41,230 86,050
    1999 41,294 0 0 0 41,294 33,517 86,488
    2000 39,932 0 0 0 39,932 33,933 95,500
    2001 15,688 1,315 0 0 17,003 24,629 46,274
    2002 18,020 673 0 0 18,693 11,530 49,443
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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