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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:CHLORODIFLUOROMETHANE
    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:DICHLOROMETHANE
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    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 106,966 5
    Suspected Carcinogens 241,607
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 1,671,963 74
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 105,403
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 1,879,906 5
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 344,129
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 806,456 65
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 1,984,217
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 1,971,862 30
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 2,066,312 30
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 934
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 1,629,700 35
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 2,037,062 95
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 1,657,306 35

    *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 4,373,478 250 0 0 4,373,728 914,471 NA
    1989 4,202,114 250 0 0 4,202,364 543,598 NA
    1990 4,012,085 0 5 0 4,012,090 268,926 NA
    1991 3,640,451 0 100 0 3,640,551 1,810,726 6,744,895
    1992 4,158,418 0 24,394 0 4,182,812 2,142,334 8,028,611
    1993 3,723,418 22 28,356 0 3,751,796 1,210,878 6,420,039
    1994 3,232,186 22 32,510 0 3,264,718 1,227,235 5,791,277
    1995 3,235,737 32 1,500 0 3,237,269 4,498,441 8,288,063
    1996 2,325,788 10 500 0 2,326,298 2,168,451 4,870,531
    1997 2,346,548 5 0 0 2,346,553 3,851,834 4,593,515
    1998 1,924,376 700 5 0 1,925,081 1,215,788 3,355,156
    1999 2,242,654 739 0 0 2,243,393 1,212,137 3,783,228
    2000 1,888,698 625 0 0 1,889,323 2,281,666 4,372,756
    2001 1,426,940 160 750 0 1,427,850 1,905,798 3,566,111
    2002 2,068,648 164 663 0 2,069,475 1,624,005 4,080,274
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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