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Environmental Release Report: SHEBOYGAN County, WI
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in SHEBOYGAN 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):
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    Air releases of recognized developmental toxicants:
    Air releases of recognized reproductive toxicants:

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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 SHEBOYGAN County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:ARSENIC (ORGANIC OR INORGANIC COMPOUNDS)
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:MERCURY
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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 44,504 74
    Suspected Carcinogens 27,938 86
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 166,775 140
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 51,139 17
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 121,289 123
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 59,724 17
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 398,836 1,810
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 136,098 156
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 483,043 103
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 336,700
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 188,422 249
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 36,943 12
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 130,931 261
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 537,995 2,012
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 467,569 1,139

    *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 1,701,256 3,670 9,838,439 0 11,543,365 1,545,006 NA
    1989 1,809,113 16,153 1,299,300 0 3,124,566 2,421,330 NA
    1990 1,766,852 2,222 805,000 0 2,574,074 2,170,968 NA
    1991 1,670,156 52,674 971,145 0 2,693,975 3,636,141 30,483,849
    1992 1,175,935 4,560 755 0 1,181,250 4,723,800 17,933,697
    1993 869,594 2,282 3,981 0 875,857 5,516,823 35,932,741
    1994 863,506 977 75 0 864,558 4,548,639 30,149,209
    1995 963,439 141 10 0 963,590 3,411,159 10,773,709
    1996 520,441 305 10 0 520,756 3,321,252 9,538,966
    1997 365,018 73 5 0 365,096 5,736,147 10,243,930
    1998 499,773 4,328 5 0 504,106 4,780,042 12,186,570
    1999 802,211 2,728 1,084 0 806,023 4,610,659 13,151,524
    2000 731,500 4,651 5 0 736,156 5,204,645 16,928,424
    2001 570,841 5,060 9 0 575,909 5,002,180 12,908,767
    2002 543,273 2,987 0 0 546,260 4,452,336 14,486,115
    "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
    2000 4.10 0 0 0 4.10 0 4.10
    2001 4.25 0 0 0 4.25 0 4.25
    2002 7.31 0 0 0 7.31 0 7.30
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