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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:CHROMIUM 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 392
    Suspected Carcinogens 549
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 69,441 117,249
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 550
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 68,891
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 416,312 190
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 809 450
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 483,901
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 533,500
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 69,558 27
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 201
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 69,199 27
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 535,073 667
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 536,051 360

    *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 0 0 0 0 0 0 NA
    1989 0 0 0 0 0 0 NA
    1990 0 0 0 0 0 0 NA
    1991 0 0 0 0 0 0 133,901
    1992 0 0 0 0 0 0 174,656
    1993 0 0 0 0 0 0 211,631
    1994 0 0 0 0 0 0 133,155
    1995 0 0 0 0 0 0 149,352
    1996 0 0 0 0 0 0 93,973
    1997 0 0 0 0 0 0 133,419
    1998 1,860,511 90,875 91,254 0 2,042,640 382,000 2,428,000
    1999 412,497 67,862 13,655 0 494,014 518,000 1,107,500
    2000 217,379 82,941 226 0 300,546 1,226,007 1,673,230
    2001 387,724 75,231 515 0 463,470 702,851 1,267,605
    2002 538,037 118,276 522 0 656,835 798,999 1,576,245
    "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 1.32 0 0 0 1.32 0 1.32
    2001 .6727 0 0 0 .6727 0 .6727
    2002 .6651 0 0 0 .6651 0 .6651
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