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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:BENZENE
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:MERCURY
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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 4,044 10
    Suspected Carcinogens 2 .100
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 8,524 .100
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 3,376
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 6,669
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 1,793
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 7,664 10
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 5,485
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 7,036 .100
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 2
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 16,484 10
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 1,298
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 8,999 .100
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 19,903 .100
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 9,034 10

    *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 239,914 27 128 0 240,069 293,178 NA
    1989 222,008 0 0 0 222,008 541,208 NA
    1990 711,887 11,680 50 0 723,617 8,607 NA
    1991 420,554 13,404 8,859 0 442,817 236,638 656,329
    1992 435,709 19,584 1,604 0 456,897 63,541 495,809
    1993 410,526 15,975 6,782 0 433,283 46,006 453,703
    1994 341,909 13,847 1,957 0 357,713 69,187 399,704
    1995 189,773 7,228 114 0 197,115 42,340 279,253
    1996 226,688 1,242 0 0 227,930 23,466 259,484
    1997 221,239 946 57 0 222,242 53,522 248,750
    1998 254,215 358 35 0 254,608 30,640 272,045
    1999 245,139 0 0 0 245,139 54,817 280,394
    2000 229,355 0 0 0 229,355 26,249 255,028
    2001 214,001 1 9 0 214,011 58,479 271,465
    2002 23,263 10 5 0 23,278 73,887 97,188
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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