POLLUTION LOCATOR | Toxic Chemical Releases |Pollution Releases Ranked by Cancer Risk Score

State: TENNESSEE
  • From 1988 to 2002, total cancer risk scores have decreased 52%.
  • List facilities releasing cancer hazards in TENNESSEE.
  • Chemical Name Cancer Risk Scores
    Pounds of benzene-equivalents
    ARSENIC (ORGANIC OR INORGANIC COMPOUNDS)140,000,000
    CADMIUM COMPOUNDS25,000,000
    METHYL IODIDE1,900,000
    CHROMIUM COMPOUNDS1,400,000
    HEXACHLOROBENZENE890,000
    BERYLLIUM COMPOUNDS630,000
    LEAD COMPOUNDS530,000
    LEAD200,000
    CHROMIUM190,000
    CHLOROFORM140,000
    DICHLOROMETHANE82,000
    BENZENE81,000
    CHLOROMETHANE63,000
    DIMETHYL SULFATE50,000
    NICKEL COMPOUNDS40,000
    ACRYLAMIDE28,000
    ACRYLONITRILE19,000
    TRICHLOROETHYLENE11,000
    HYDROQUINONE9,900
    1,3-BUTADIENE8,400
    ACETALDEHYDE7,400
    CARBON TETRACHLORIDE5,700
    FORMALDEHYDE5,500
    NICKEL4,100
    BENZOIC TRICHLORIDE4,000
    BIS(2-ETHYLHEXYL)PHTHALATE3,400
    1,4-DIOXANE2,900
    ETHYLENE OXIDE2,900
    1,2-DICHLOROETHANE2,900
    ETHYL ACRYLATE620
    PROPYLENE OXIDE500
    HYDRAZINE360
    METHYL TERT-BUTYL ETHER110
    BENZYL CHLORIDE81
    O-TOLUIDINE46
    ANILINE26
    CATECHOL2
    O-ANISIDINE1
    TETRACHLOROETHYLENE1
    CHLOROTHALONIL0


    Note: These rankings do not cover all chemical releases reported to TRI - they only include chemicals that possess risk scores. As a result of data gaps or modeling problems, not all TRI chemicals possess the information required to weight their mass release by toxicity and exposure potential. Dioxin compounds, for example, are not included in these rankings. TRI chemicals that lack risk scores should not be assumed to be safe.