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

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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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    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 495 3
    Suspected Carcinogens 1,068 96
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 275,392 9
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 104,699 3
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 170,444 5
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 270
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 214,008 89
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 116,228 274
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 373,220 9
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 258,217
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 276,406 42
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 73 3
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 275,778 34
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 375,823 150
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 376,783 1,966

    *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 476,638 0 305 0 476,943 49,208 NA
    1989 390,200 0 0 0 390,200 124,325 NA
    1990 334,482 0 0 0 334,482 11,743 NA
    1991 416,957 0 0 0 416,957 265,711 914,088
    1992 479,021 0 0 0 479,021 525,054 1,031,529
    1993 680,116 0 0 0 680,116 528,863 1,271,092
    1994 390,084 0 0 0 390,084 767,429 1,635,370
    1995 340,467 0 19,048 0 359,515 575,211 1,579,651
    1996 707,209 0 15,068 0 722,277 669,654 1,988,168
    1997 453,588 0 0 0 453,588 1,589,150 1,987,666
    1998 405,948 565 136,961 0 543,474 566,010 1,924,355
    1999 421,872 28 227,944 0 649,844 740,635 2,229,046
    2000 169,661 30 87,573 0 257,264 554,901 1,526,003
    2001 200,953 26 161,684 0 362,664 291,511 1,165,043
    2002 380,227 2,193 33,778 0 416,199 297,167 1,753,466
    "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 6.75 0 0 0 6.75 0 6.75
    2001 7.06 0 0 0 7.06 0 7.06
    2002 6.35 0 0 0 6.35 0 6.35
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