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

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    Rank counties in TENNESSEE or facilities in POLK 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 POLK County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:METHYL TERT-BUTYL ETHER
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to cancer risk
    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:TOLUENE
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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)
    Suspected Carcinogens 1,280
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 1,563 .101
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 649 .100
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 914 0
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 1,563 .101
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 2,843 .101
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 2,843 .101
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 2,843 .101
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 1,563 .101
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 2,843 .101
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 2,843 .101

    *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 86,980 144,663 10,400 8,800 250,843 35,150 NA
    1989 88,200 352,960 5,500 18,000 464,660 44,950 NA
    1990 29,830 47,607 13,500 200 91,137 41,100 NA
    1991 64,050 77,250 0 34,000 175,300 28,250 4,847,834
    1992 62,230 740 0 250 63,220 44,000 297,781
    1993 60,250 630 0 250 61,130 35,400 210,440
    1994 86,700 810 12,000 250 99,760 70,325 403,525
    1995 14,750 405 12,000 250 27,405 70,400 235,982
    1996 96,760 5 0 0 96,765 67,000 205,680
    1997 86,505 250 0 0 86,755 134,500 194,200
    1998 23,410 1 0 0 23,411 35,030 98,441
    1999 25,741 1 0 0 25,742 21,003 86,745
    2000 23,576 1 0 0 23,577 34,454 98,031
    2001 2,096 0 0 0 2,096 1,001 3,097
    2002 2,843 .101 0 0 2,843 1,817 4,660
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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