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

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    Rank counties in WISCONSIN or facilities in OCONTO 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 OCONTO County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:TRICHLOROETHYLENE
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:BARIUM 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 5,350
    Suspected Carcinogens 119,925
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 136,700 1,050
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 136,700
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 125,207
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 136,768
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 125,207
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 136,768
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 136,768
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 136,768
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 136,768
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 137,018

    *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 670,754 1,000 0 0 671,754 63,436 NA
    1989 552,146 330 0 0 552,476 79,876 NA
    1990 717,148 274 0 0 717,422 75,048 NA
    1991 567,370 164 1,620 0 569,154 243,994 965,223
    1992 441,751 689 1,650 0 444,090 200,561 629,875
    1993 524,939 750 1,779 0 527,468 42,093 586,484
    1994 477,409 750 3,194 0 481,353 13,606 491,554
    1995 347,603 1,400 0 0 349,003 12,827 163,151
    1996 376,808 1,400 0 0 378,208 13,825 389,609
    1997 353,076 440 596 0 354,112 17,416 472,351
    1998 244,435 78,762 0 0 323,197 19,608 835,328
    1999 240,808 2,992 0 0 243,800 10,474 389,886
    2000 231,063 3,032 0 0 234,095 10,502 392,897
    2001 186,508 2,340 169 0 189,017 16,111 409,921
    2002 137,018 1,050 502 0 138,570 8,909 331,824
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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