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Environmental Release Report: SWEETWATER County, WY
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in SWEETWATER 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 WYOMING or facilities in SWEETWATER 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 SWEETWATER County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:CHROMIUM COMPOUNDS
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to cancer risk
    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:MERCURY 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 1,178
    Suspected Carcinogens 1,466
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 137,421
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 1,123
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 123,261
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 0
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 72,498
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 16,510
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 266,533
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 280,194
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 200,168
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 655
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 186,338
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 360,615
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 365,759

    *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 254,101 250 15,477,096 0 15,731,447 0 NA
    1989 241,462 250 98,450 0 340,162 0 NA
    1990 236,595 1 88,762 0 325,358 0 NA
    1991 216,119 5 136,070 0 352,194 0 1,792,673
    1992 167,056 4 23,815 0 190,875 37,000 638,598
    1993 118,434 0 78,867 0 197,301 0 534,560
    1994 118,561 0 6,690 0 125,251 0 497,386
    1995 366,225 0 6,690 0 372,915 0 874,441
    1996 504,356 0 159,030 0 663,386 0 1,398,914
    1997 546,726 0 205,932 0 752,658 10 1,581,415
    1998 419,459 0 2,990,277 0 3,409,736 307,000 4,652,621
    1999 302,558 0 1,912,691 0 2,215,249 21,966 2,866,559
    2000 412,879 0 1,861,051 0 2,273,929 320,223 5,797,691
    2001 399,001 0 2,484,686 0 2,883,687 323 10,764,290
    2002 372,239 0 2,131,952 0 2,504,191 653 13,762,301
    "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 5.69 0 0 0 5.69 0 5.69
    2001 2.07 0 0 0 2.07 0 2.07
    2002 .9953 0 0 0 .9953 0 .9953
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