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Environmental Release Report: SAWYER County, WI
 
 
  • Map Locating Toxic Chemical Releases
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in SAWYER 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 SAWYER 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 SAWYER County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:LEAD
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:LEAD
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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 17,131
    Suspected Carcinogens 3,900
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 18,478
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 67
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 113,703
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 67
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 17,131
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 109,870
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 121,034
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 125,934
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 67
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 26,675
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 127,069
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 125,934

    *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 345,036 0 0 0 345,036 0 NA
    1989 390,859 0 0 0 390,859 0 NA
    1990 341,385 0 0 0 341,385 0 NA
    1991 135,479 0 0 0 135,479 625 355,572
    1992 155,708 0 0 0 155,708 750 557,264
    1993 114,911 0 0 0 114,911 5,400 889,714
    1994 28,642 0 0 0 28,642 1,750 632,900
    1995 47,664 0 0 0 47,664 1,149 1,443,694
    1996 84,749 0 0 0 84,749 2,566 4,884,178
    1997 59,031 0 0 0 59,031 4,776 1,928,060
    1998 200,103 0 0 0 200,103 6,615 3,278,569
    1999 157,846 0 0 0 157,846 2,718 4,103,672
    2000 145,405 0 0 0 145,405 1,379 4,676,496
    2001 132,225 0 0 0 132,225 11,286 4,982,900
    2002 127,069 0 0 0 127,069 38,893 6,162,874
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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  • Dioxin Compounds Summary
  • Environmental Releases, Transfers, and Production-Related Waste (Grams of Dioxin Compounds from TRI sources)
    Year Air Releases Water Releases Land Releases Underground Injection Total Environmental Releases Total Off-Site Transfers Total Production-Related Waste
    2001 .1097 0 0 0 .1097 0 .1097
    2002 .109 0 0 0 .109 0 .109
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