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

    See how this county ranks on other chemical release and waste management attributes tracked by Scorecard

    Rank counties in TENNESSEE or facilities in RHEA 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 RHEA County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:LEAD COMPOUNDS
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to cancer risk
    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 17,453 44
    Suspected Carcinogens 3
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 32,570 44
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 3,585 44
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 79,434
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 5
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 33,845 9,244
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 77,895 44
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 68,395 44
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 87,281 44
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 1,179 44
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 39,905
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 86,372 9,200
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 65,148

    *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 342,495 0 0 0 342,495 314,241 NA
    1989 391,703 0 0 0 391,703 59,126 NA
    1990 360,769 0 0 0 360,769 20,392 NA
    1991 367,003 0 0 0 367,003 866,587 1,244,033
    1992 367,172 0 0 0 367,172 1,163,021 1,572,401
    1993 207,825 0 0 0 207,825 843,402 1,618,022
    1994 89,143 0 0 0 89,143 750,480 19,472,684
    1995 67,221 0 0 0 67,221 533,243 609,754
    1996 89,544 0 0 0 89,544 705,992 876,235
    1997 110,594 0 0 0 110,594 2,626,957 1,436,843
    1998 85,122 10,000 0 0 95,122 1,406,121 2,394,333
    1999 103,943 9,500 0 0 113,443 1,267,957 2,524,973
    2000 106,656 23,800 0 0 130,456 1,661,148 2,497,039
    2001 95,013 16,644 545 0 112,202 2,201,035 3,968,887
    2002 87,551 9,244 470 0 97,265 2,678,284 3,822,224
    "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
    2001 1.62 0 0 0 1.62 0 1.62
    2002 .89 0 0 0 .89 0 .89
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