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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:LEAD COMPOUNDS
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:LEAD 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 38 63
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 207,318 586,934
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 38 63
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 270,945 7,500
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 38 63
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 271,243 7,563
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 465,593 10,288
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 465,593 10,288
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 38 63
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 207,370 8,325
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 465,555 10,225
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 355,555 10,225

    *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 445,208 3,100 32,950 0 481,258 18,191 NA
    1989 592,580 24,400 28,050 0 645,030 10,725 NA
    1990 754,065 23,820 28,970 20 806,875 11,125 NA
    1991 683,856 19,980 31,250 0 735,086 72,077 1,942,306
    1992 753,089 24,137 8,700 0 785,926 48,427 3,045,890
    1993 702,267 91,165 7,600 0 801,032 50,026 2,338,572
    1994 665,173 15,539 8,750 0 689,462 49,177 1,343,245
    1995 557,812 644,649 2,000 0 1,204,461 26,492 1,771,882
    1996 561,777 585,782 1,410 0 1,148,969 78,129 1,367,872
    1997 545,707 491,385 7,200 0 1,044,292 444,756 1,529,394
    1998 575,921 501,912 8,310 0 1,086,143 269,022 1,628,898
    1999 564,308 256,913 6,560 0 827,781 290,145 1,337,669
    2000 591,270 334,718 6,140 0 932,128 296,743 4,493,338
    2001 502,297 819,583 5,610 0 1,327,490 277,050 4,055,778
    2002 465,593 591,559 1,517 0 1,058,669 229,676 4,063,056
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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