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Environmental Release Report: RUSK County, WI
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in RUSK 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 RUSK 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:1,2,4-TRIMETHYLBENZENE
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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 18,421 86
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 23,738
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 23,738
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 23,738
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 25,443 86
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 16,716
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 25,443 86
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 23,738

    *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 187,937 250 0 0 188,187 23,277 NA
    1989 343,250 5,100 13,930 0 362,280 10,650 NA
    1990 221,750 7,320 23,385 0 252,455 17,855 NA
    1991 140,830 1,215 22,539 15 164,599 96,396 261,284
    1992 127,850 56 21,162 25 149,093 97,825 245,905
    1993 83,630 15 14,165 0 97,810 79,950 176,917
    1994 124,680 15 10,565 0 135,260 107,700 260,503
    1995 75,884 1,025 38,972 0 115,881 108,835 230,686
    1996 100,229 1,725 0 0 101,954 18,539 265,083
    1997 63,560 1,030 13,128 0 77,718 222,678 209,213
    1998 37,336 1,953 0 0 39,289 92,575 137,309
    1999 50,347 1,316 0 0 51,663 67,408 143,786
    2000 36,422 24,928 0 0 61,350 104,550 142,983
    2001 39,048 87 0 0 39,135 103,104 151,359
    2002 25,443 86 0 0 25,529 71,006 105,018
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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