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Environmental Release Report: MARATHON County, WI
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in MARATHON 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):
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    Air releases of recognized developmental 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 MARATHON 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 173,067 911
    Suspected Carcinogens 28,999 3,307
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 371,674 935,479
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 77,385 318
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 680,280 11,680
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 28,937
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 537,911 911
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 671,185 17,277
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 751,745 29,602
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 290,151
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 801,674 42,717
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 250 318
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 413,851 26,021
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 1,005,749 42,980
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 1,004,051 30,842

    *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 1,550,794 198,162 8,700 0 1,757,656 490,270 NA
    1989 1,910,182 47,010 10,300 0 1,967,492 190,632 NA
    1990 1,614,689 32,550 10,305 0 1,657,544 203,060 NA
    1991 1,260,872 29,585 250 0 1,290,707 635,941 12,937,484
    1992 1,331,892 38,345 0 0 1,370,237 545,481 13,723,289
    1993 1,076,540 42,042 0 0 1,118,582 508,343 13,803,444
    1994 977,755 76,071 3,253 0 1,057,079 501,638 16,359,785
    1995 1,396,730 84,544 7,571 0 1,488,845 577,046 11,725,720
    1996 1,332,166 80,996 8,919 0 1,422,081 618,172 11,937,599
    1997 1,173,970 83,244 22,909 0 1,280,123 1,231,660 12,052,723
    1998 1,300,007 100,944 307,749 0 1,708,700 919,076 14,889,311
    1999 1,242,471 730,871 342,785 0 2,316,127 948,834 13,334,781
    2000 1,315,754 820,310 286,211 0 2,422,274 1,105,388 12,766,487
    2001 1,103,167 1,036,981 867,315 0 3,007,462 1,103,172 15,362,183
    2002 1,013,503 974,970 741,575 0 2,730,047 1,193,872 13,599,881
    "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 1.36 .072 0 0 1.44 12.44 13.87
    2001 1.22 .822 .0031 0 2.04 1.50 3.54
    2002 1.16 .152 .0029 0 1.31 .0152 3.30
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