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Environmental Release Report: WAUKESHA County, WI
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in WAUKESHA 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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    *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 WAUKESHA County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:CHLORODIFLUOROMETHANE
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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: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 49,206
    Suspected Carcinogens 22,510
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 465,892 28
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 54,354 5
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 387,206 28
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 67,867
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 164,903 10
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 443,019 33
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 477,183 33
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 16,517
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 500,366 33
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 1,196
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 422,741 28
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 497,747 33
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 320,574 33

    *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 1,538,730 827 51,977 0 1,591,534 1,253,178 NA
    1989 1,566,914 750 0 0 1,567,664 1,360,592 NA
    1990 2,303,902 1,025 5 0 2,304,932 1,161,332 NA
    1991 1,623,079 259 68,601 0 1,691,939 2,092,170 4,884,425
    1992 1,180,032 0 67,592 0 1,247,624 2,389,443 5,667,642
    1993 1,012,157 10 82,103 0 1,094,270 2,162,721 5,116,246
    1994 847,220 755 40,227 0 888,202 1,811,611 4,787,757
    1995 793,916 505 21,000 0 815,421 1,881,051 4,480,189
    1996 617,205 255 3,212 0 620,672 1,516,535 4,160,916
    1997 582,786 500 912 0 584,198 3,215,083 3,985,210
    1998 632,913 177 1,200 0 634,290 4,249,362 10,040,531
    1999 673,082 0 834 0 673,916 7,793,976 12,083,504
    2000 636,376 36 4,118 0 640,530 8,239,459 15,875,022
    2001 523,315 21 580 0 523,917 8,336,421 13,755,504
    2002 515,487 33 .163 0 515,520 8,341,417 14,277,683
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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