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Environmental Release Report: MILWAUKEE County, WI
 
 
  • Map Locating Toxic Chemical Releases
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in MILWAUKEE 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:
    Air releases of recognized reproductive 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 MILWAUKEE 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:LEAD
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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 120,293 3,527
    Suspected Carcinogens 56,859 15
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 931,025 3,530
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 96,486 2,314
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 933,850 1,221
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 88,474 1
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 760,331 5,069
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 639,305 7,139
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 1,543,255 3,087
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 905,943
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 1,153,006 3,087
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 5,676 2,312
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 926,116 1,986
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 1,641,826 8,331
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 1,387,816 2,012

    *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 7,591,346 158,779 102,640 0 7,852,765 21,502,521 NA
    1989 8,401,076 23,700 52,249 0 8,477,025 12,229,595 NA
    1990 7,220,295 6,008 2,050 0 7,228,353 8,905,836 NA
    1991 5,706,236 2,452 157,760 0 5,866,448 23,282,619 63,955,726
    1992 5,818,681 4,452 3,932 0 5,827,065 26,733,836 62,373,577
    1993 3,878,677 4,649 604,513 0 4,487,839 32,994,682 62,595,372
    1994 2,745,381 4,086 627,555 0 3,377,022 28,420,889 51,873,200
    1995 2,228,364 13,921 110 0 2,242,395 28,139,477 39,577,771
    1996 2,022,759 10,805 26,077 0 2,059,641 25,882,245 36,114,030
    1997 2,060,194 11,291 22,907 0 2,094,392 53,002,693 37,126,529
    1998 7,598,509 19,294 408,261 0 8,026,064 29,278,064 51,629,419
    1999 5,836,822 17,808 486,424 0 6,341,054 25,385,759 36,639,873
    2000 2,939,273 12,416 204,419 0 3,156,108 22,872,513 33,372,915
    2001 2,297,385 11,727 193,704 0 2,502,816 20,859,726 27,450,589
    2002 1,666,303 10,669 117,839 0 1,794,812 20,902,037 28,674,683
    "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 3.65 0 0 0 3.65 33.57 638
    2001 2.12 0 0 0 2.12 6.70 144
    2002 1.66 0 0 0 1.66 0 1.66
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