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Environmental Release Report: MISSISSIPPI
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in MISSISSIPPI*
    Cleanest/Best States Percentile Dirtiest/Worst States
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    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 MISSISSIPPI

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:METHYL BROMIDE
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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 1,566,071 30,520
    Suspected Carcinogens 568,719 1,892
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 8,947,871 8,197,853
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 3,229,463 1,072
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 13,619,205 206,397
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 1,000,345 2,730
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 13,360,415 57,639
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 13,661,674 247,004
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 25,944,417 421,866
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 9,185,004 1,806
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 24,387,835 672,784
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 86,338 866
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 13,913,240 479,617
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 30,650,817 703,302
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 29,096,726 403,799

    *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 63,004,847 2,356,044 10,674,567 47,012,154 123,047,612 12,564,661 NA
    1989 62,665,832 3,159,646 8,555,994 43,303,000 117,684,472 6,347,918 NA
    1990 61,343,071 2,328,025 5,241,496 40,396,040 109,308,632 5,963,656 NA
    1991 58,819,831 2,068,017 5,568,142 48,370,606 114,826,596 54,003,462 526,913,818
    1992 54,680,373 1,544,835 5,790,007 57,994,938 120,010,153 71,881,339 560,834,823
    1993 48,520,067 1,776,437 5,454,265 62,573,996 118,324,765 260,185,971 786,423,440
    1994 58,563,371 1,103,212 4,908,350 57,032,511 121,607,444 41,512,515 650,823,210
    1995 44,048,247 8,373,840 4,250,916 82,251 56,755,254 42,661,551 485,792,256
    1996 39,491,059 7,543,915 5,667,696 83,315 52,785,985 28,674,971 420,428,980
    1997 38,039,387 11,945,812 6,108,768 8,544,641 64,638,608 55,027,217 503,174,341
    1998 44,744,965 11,388,138 7,537,835 6,892,506 70,563,444 26,627,322 523,411,526
    1999 44,723,632 14,630,863 6,650,849 8,326,762 74,332,106 33,676,611 359,653,342
    2000 44,999,138 13,541,571 8,217,749 12,591,718 79,350,176 39,797,969 402,935,266
    2001 37,063,726 12,964,677 8,119,848 11,046,901 69,195,152 36,749,590 418,770,633
    2002 33,108,390 8,867,136 6,924,418 11,614,190 60,514,135 28,369,554 396,789,673
    "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 20.36 176 19,780 0 19,980 1,377 21,390
    2001 13.56 235 18,470 0 18,720 3,422 21,960
    2002 11.35 173 20,380 0 20,570 8,383 28,960
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