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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:CHLORODIFLUOROMETHANE
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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:LEAD
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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 330,257 155
    Suspected Carcinogens 81,293 274
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 3,047,795 11,744
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 1,820,637 398
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 2,097,465 548
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 331,831 145
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 3,217,602 3,015
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 3,037,915 5,012
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 8,208,190 4,047
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 1,293,662
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 8,230,352 7,909
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 9,692 145
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 7,270,517 6,738
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 9,204,538 13,091
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 8,567,969 6,345

    *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 12,229,175 245,406 307 5 12,474,893 29,721,580 NA
    1989 13,067,002 254,595 14,327 5 13,335,929 20,283,266 NA
    1990 11,698,199 277,940 479,556 0 12,455,695 16,707,910 NA
    1991 14,263,460 243,567 3,993 1 14,511,021 27,902,246 117,468,661
    1992 13,700,241 255,882 1,008 0 13,957,131 26,158,419 125,918,864
    1993 9,930,060 12,501 7,142 0 9,949,703 25,302,064 118,263,993
    1994 9,561,246 13,620 506 0 9,575,372 13,776,338 110,934,781
    1995 18,359,354 54,622 5,565 0 18,419,541 7,944,191 604,234,869
    1996 9,549,005 26,319 19,225 0 9,594,549 6,133,388 74,975,169
    1997 9,639,941 4,762 16,501 0 9,661,204 9,041,130 69,758,761
    1998 10,050,864 27,079 672,720 0 10,750,663 11,328,021 146,649,520
    1999 10,198,835 13,858 301,372 0 10,514,065 24,510,709 117,476,859
    2000 9,204,786 29,873 935,585 0 10,170,244 11,434,053 164,554,732
    2001 8,879,099 29,633 573,601 0 9,482,332 7,916,250 168,469,031
    2002 9,466,125 25,003 958,849 0 10,449,977 5,853,036 65,085,510
    "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 2.91 0 0 0 2.91 26.95 51.81
    2001 1.71 0 0 0 1.71 7.10 36.50
    2002 2.27 0 0 0 2.27 11.89 49.04
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