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Environmental Release Report: RACINE County, WI
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in RACINE 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 RACINE 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 RACINE 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 1,530
    Suspected Carcinogens 15,039
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 50,167 250
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 1,277
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 52,836
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 15,463
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 24,236
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 52,173 250
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 58,809 250
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 59,620 250
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 365
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 54,937
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 60,886 250
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 45,212 250

    *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 1,324,038 5,399 0 0 1,329,437 2,222,472 NA
    1989 1,145,441 3,249 0 0 1,148,690 2,334,270 NA
    1990 1,127,925 2,678 0 0 1,130,603 1,524,375 NA
    1991 1,012,268 2,402 121,000 0 1,135,670 3,243,288 20,882,889
    1992 971,995 152,680 151,000 0 1,275,675 3,219,189 23,087,228
    1993 579,414 25,905 150,200 0 755,519 4,447,596 27,096,457
    1994 342,585 22,588 120,463 0 485,636 6,221,666 28,604,694
    1995 301,422 14,607 106,454 0 422,483 5,461,947 30,673,586
    1996 283,899 1,029 14,033 0 298,961 3,924,983 29,183,394
    1997 245,975 1,038 7,016 0 254,029 7,572,131 31,082,722
    1998 232,857 1,255 7,310 0 241,422 6,675,528 32,428,458
    1999 142,917 1,025 6,700 0 150,642 7,297,486 35,442,733
    2000 109,873 785 0 0 110,658 6,676,031 31,305,788
    2001 76,940 250 250 0 77,440 3,932,938 4,869,004
    2002 61,741 250 250 0 62,241 4,091,815 4,952,617
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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