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Environmental Release Report: ROANE County, TN
 
 
  • Map Locating Toxic Chemical Releases
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in ROANE 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):
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    Air releases of recognized developmental toxicants:
    Air releases of recognized reproductive toxicants:

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    Rank counties in TENNESSEE or facilities in ROANE 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 ROANE County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:CARBON TETRACHLORIDE
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to ozone depletion
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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:ARSENIC (ORGANIC OR INORGANIC COMPOUNDS)
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:MERCURY 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 45,783 56
    Suspected Carcinogens 14,126 12,150
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 607,953 82,456
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 1,110 56
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 531,623 9,000
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 56,692 55
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 4,609,173 2,506
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 59,388 14,506
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 5,204,049 11,706
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 7,342,020 2,400
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 612,800 11,706
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 512 56
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 611,736 2,650
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 7,420,394 8,855
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 7,361,501 44,455

    *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 64,145 421 29,533 0 94,099 69,664,242 NA
    1989 68,787 4,002 29,328 0 102,117 1,026,559 NA
    1990 73,691 349 4 0 74,044 708,078 NA
    1991 91,756 3,567 133 0 95,456 647,847 29,595,827
    1992 95,388 8,445 0 0 103,833 692,009 2,021,158
    1993 166,328 6,345 5 0 172,678 826,411 8,667,841
    1994 132,828 0 0 0 132,828 405,740 7,006,743
    1995 133,543 510 37,364 0 171,417 373,708 6,687,426
    1996 199,500 320 4,188 0 204,008 178,516 3,192,088
    1997 145,294 0 0 0 145,294 922,240 3,716,252
    1998 7,978,351 125,821 1,550,500 0 9,654,672 403,863 14,937,468
    1999 6,037,660 116,190 1,518,900 0 7,672,750 560,569 13,019,057
    2000 5,735,794 110,371 1,740,335 0 7,586,501 2,117,881 13,985,213
    2001 6,007,597 91,678 1,651,914 0 7,751,189 503,782 13,087,680
    2002 7,423,495 137,456 1,531,380 0 9,092,331 569,410 14,874,619
    "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
    2000 5.00 0 0 0 5.00 66.33 71.35
    2001 2.57 0 0 0 2.57 57.00 59.59
    2002 2.87 0 0 0 2.87 62.52 65.37
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