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Environmental Release Report: VERNON County, WI
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in VERNON 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 VERNON 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 VERNON 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 1,700 6
    Suspected Carcinogens 102
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 79,398 6
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 1,372
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 78,026 6
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants .180
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 1,723,065 21
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 1,841
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 1,798,874
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 1,908,600
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 79,667 1
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 1,274
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 78,721 7
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 1,911,085 22
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 1,917,050 8

    *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 500 0 0 0 500 37,263 NA
    1989 5 0 0 0 5 27,640 NA
    1990 5 0 0 0 5 15,456 NA
    1991 2 0 0 0 2 11,052 106,445
    1992 5 0 0 0 5 14,311 123,278
    1993 5 0 0 0 5 20,060 136,128
    1994 11 0 0 0 11 20,592 143,576
    1995 54 0 0 0 54 29,929 117,903
    1996 15 0 0 0 15 15,886 86,678
    1997 51 0 0 0 51 22,930 54,625
    1998 2,131,563 1 20 0 2,131,584 164,373 2,295,916
    1999 2,781,484 20 138 0 2,781,642 64,954 2,889,777
    2000 216,998 17 0 0 217,015 296,057 543,788
    2001 1,103,371 17 123 0 1,103,511 218,928 1,369,248
    2002 1,921,039 24 132 0 1,921,195 101,771 2,064,576
    "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 .8016 0 0 0 .8016 0 .8016
    2001 .3974 0 0 0 .3974 0 .3974
    2002 .4407 0 0 0 .4407 0 .4407
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