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Environmental Release Report: SULLIVAN County, TN
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in SULLIVAN County*
    Cleanest/Best Counties in US Percentile Dirtiest/Worst Counties in US
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    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 SULLIVAN County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:METHYL BROMIDE
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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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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Sorted by Health Effect*
  • Air Releases
    (Pounds from TRI sources)
    Water Releases
    (Pounds from TRI sources)
    Recognized Carcinogens 261,176 29,705
    Suspected Carcinogens 58,306 19,397
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 1,114,735 452,252
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 177,613 1,635
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 1,851,847 198,761
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 345,224 1,867
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 1,261,569 55,383
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 1,781,248 291,962
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 2,918,561 317,355
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 1,395,411
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 2,713,825 331,092
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 29,222 1,543
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 1,117,041 226,518
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 3,863,077 347,319
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 3,632,645 331,935

    *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 48,746,948 1,554,897 131,490 0 50,433,335 946,223 NA
    1989 48,109,121 3,044,029 199,031 0 51,352,181 1,169,275 NA
    1990 42,656,871 2,595,152 445,839 20 45,697,882 170,779 NA
    1991 41,616,168 391,681 83,815 0 42,091,664 1,950,871 336,847,668
    1992 33,472,329 309,069 196,748 0 33,978,146 4,029,048 106,462,266
    1993 30,222,741 240,379 79,469 0 30,542,589 3,917,860 98,440,773
    1994 6,790,642 445,793 53,523 0 7,289,958 3,491,820 78,226,903
    1995 7,741,947 339,997 71,632 0 8,153,576 7,528,210 73,980,125
    1996 6,174,323 205,548 84,786 0 6,464,657 2,985,650 67,341,809
    1997 6,406,560 162,680 799,799 0 7,369,039 53,188,277 98,301,375
    1998 6,256,383 263,726 913,241 0 7,433,350 23,223,900 82,008,281
    1999 5,900,916 275,108 887,443 0 7,063,467 12,779,024 58,306,706
    2000 5,488,243 437,893 1,032,836 0 6,958,972 12,291,141 63,155,781
    2001 5,254,044 418,769 1,078,842 0 6,751,655 25,810,777 63,174,481
    2002 4,018,394 527,215 1,149,390 0 5,695,000 32,749,353 74,890,757
    "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 4.47 .35 9.53 0 14.35 0 15.11
    2001 4.51 6.87 5.85 0 17.23 2,278 2,295
    2002 3.38 2.17 26.40 0 31.95 749 780
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