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Environmental Release Report: POLK County, WI
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in POLK County*
    Cleanest/Best Counties in US Percentile Dirtiest/Worst Counties in US
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    Noncancer risk score (air and water releases):
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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 POLK County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:no data available
    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:TOLUENE
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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Sorted by Health Effect*
  • Air Releases
    (Pounds from TRI sources)
    Water Releases
    (Pounds from TRI sources)
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 38,677
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 38,677
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 38,677
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 38,677
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 38,677
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 38,677
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 38,677
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 38,677
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 38,677

    *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 159,719 0 0 0 159,719 4,000 NA
    1989 48,317 0 0 0 48,317 137,718 NA
    1990 41,252 10 10 0 41,272 54,021 NA
    1991 35,275 10 10 0 35,295 6,770 157,305
    1992 32,964 10 10 0 32,984 69,876 207,060
    1993 28,430 10 10 0 28,450 95,329 252,740
    1994 32,317 10 10 0 32,337 12,798 161,713
    1995 47,425 10 10 0 47,445 10,239 164,715
    1996 45,547 0 0 0 45,547 11,984 155,277
    1997 25,525 0 250 0 25,775 30,580 145,558
    1998 25,035 0 60,865 0 85,900 13,476 220,604
    1999 37,907 0 215,306 0 253,213 202 430,430
    2000 39,265 0 128,001 0 167,266 699 360,179
    2001 50,938 0 127,614 0 178,552 1,262 307,729
    2002 38,677 0 104,663 0 143,340 360 249,217
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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