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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:CADMIUM 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 2,387 429
    Suspected Carcinogens .050 2
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 84,882 182
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 4,782 182
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 77,555 250
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 2,300
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 74,405 3,948
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 82,592 679
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 82,837 429
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 87,437 432
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 82 179
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 83,010 500
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 92,438 4,519
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 72,055 250

    *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 187,100 1,250 0 0 188,350 17 NA
    1989 141,601 750 0 0 142,351 17 NA
    1990 192,060 750 0 0 192,810 14,421 NA
    1991 214,837 5 0 0 214,842 195,155 3,030,203
    1992 231,544 0 0 0 231,544 407,336 1,968,988
    1993 251,708 0 250 0 251,958 548,430 2,705,522
    1994 203,831 250 0 0 204,081 478,609 2,616,096
    1995 124,899 0 0 0 124,899 536,201 708,112
    1996 197,838 0 0 0 197,838 309,540 538,769
    1997 269,262 0 0 0 269,262 661,728 628,551
    1998 293,942 4,116 2,338,558 0 2,636,616 378,536 3,054,404
    1999 326,950 1,648 2,113,401 0 2,441,999 385,999 2,837,498
    2000 205,775 2,869 3,929,092 0 4,137,737 419,450 4,607,470
    2001 106,280 3,587 5,607,318 0 5,717,186 509,517 6,480,690
    2002 92,520 4,701 4,101,212 0 4,198,432 549,836 5,005,439
    "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 .39 0 0 0 .39 0 .39
    2001 .36 0 0 0 .36 0 .36
    2002 .41 0 0 0 .41 0 .41
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