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Environmental Release Report: RICHLAND County, WI
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in RICHLAND County*
    Cleanest/Best Counties in US Percentile Dirtiest/Worst Counties in US
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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 RICHLAND County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:CHROMIUM
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:COPPER
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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 Carcinogens 3 1
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 15 7
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 10,849 7
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 3 1
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 10,852 8
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 10,852 8
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 10,834 .590
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 18 8
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 10,852 8
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 10,837 2

    *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 32,449 0 0 0 32,449 251,753 NA
    1989 23,222 0 0 0 23,222 133,157 NA
    1990 17,607 0 0 0 17,607 257,052 NA
    1991 20,035 0 0 0 20,035 18,894 358,693
    1992 30,545 0 0 0 30,545 10,918 312,224
    1993 24,941 0 0 0 24,941 110,822 353,745
    1994 13,186 0 0 0 13,186 115,399 306,708
    1995 11,505 0 0 0 11,505 111,882 296,877
    1996 19,862 0 0 0 19,862 4,956 237,330
    1997 23,727 0 0 0 23,727 57,462 262,574
    1998 255 0 0 0 255 73,480 285,445
    1999 255 0 0 0 255 75,539 235,422
    2000 15,734 7 0 0 15,741 72,278 246,574
    2001 17,032 9 0 0 17,041 86,567 292,379
    2002 10,852 8 0 0 10,861 175,408 425,344
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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