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Environmental Release Report: ASHLAND County, WI
 
 
  • Map Locating Toxic Chemical Releases
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in ASHLAND 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 WISCONSIN or facilities in ASHLAND 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 ASHLAND County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:LEAD 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 9
    Suspected Carcinogens 24
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 29,791
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 18,578
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 22,871
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 51,143 250
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 41,434
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 62,567
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 21,125
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 41,704
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 9
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 30,022
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 63,063 250
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 62,813

    *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 1,000 250 0 0 1,250 0 NA
    1989 500 250 0 0 750 0 NA
    1990 59,115 760 0 0 59,875 15 NA
    1991 32,855 10 0 0 32,865 48,840 125,830
    1992 28,900 10 0 0 28,910 25,210 88,911
    1993 24,305 15 0 0 24,320 29,315 157,329
    1994 41,805 10 0 0 41,815 27,946 90,280
    1995 65,547 250 0 0 65,797 36,778 130,810
    1996 94,852 255 0 0 95,107 38,646 174,122
    1997 37,977 5 0 0 37,982 42,116 92,206
    1998 105,279 39 211 0 105,529 259,466 418,229
    1999 101,389 40 26,104 0 127,533 292,882 419,459
    2000 71,168 250 0 0 71,418 350,146 433,770
    2001 63,650 250 1,005 0 64,905 380,125 457,403
    2002 63,343 250 500 0 64,093 47,208 407,819
    "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 3.00 0 0 0 3.00 0 3.29
    2001 3.48 0 0 0 3.48 0 3.48
    2002 3.72 0 0 0 3.72 0 3.72
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