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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:1,1-DICHLORO-1-FLUOROETHANE
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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk: ARSENIC (ORGANIC OR INORGANIC COMPOUNDS)
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk: LEAD COMPOUNDS
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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 121,251 627
    Suspected Carcinogens 55,560 216
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 693,229 2,453,075
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 140,979 616
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 1,054,907 1,240
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 93,162 274
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 588,587 661
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 651,812 1,857
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 855,736 2,593
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 137,000
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 1,353,508 2,863
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 3,214 616
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 1,262,282 742
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 1,413,201 2,281
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 871,301 1,302

    *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 2,590,432 2,400 251 0 2,593,083 976,859 NA
    1989 3,328,530 55,115 26 0 3,383,671 722,712 NA
    1990 2,831,136 44,867 0 0 2,876,003 649,516 NA
    1991 2,768,328 9,038 27,440 0 2,804,806 763,256 29,951,927
    1992 2,978,427 57,005 5 0 3,035,437 917,969 41,175,227
    1993 1,880,357 24,018 192,610 0 2,096,985 866,485 69,605,030
    1994 1,875,502 5,105 180,099 0 2,060,706 1,166,576 35,788,453
    1995 1,911,132 1,487 387 0 1,913,006 1,493,701 37,545,655
    1996 1,657,307 3,401,460 1,002 0 5,059,769 2,138,034 40,356,601
    1997 2,292,307 1,800,093 2,344 0 4,094,744 6,229,304 71,988,223
    1998 2,589,780 1,018,712 18,490,312 0 22,098,804 2,751,249 32,916,677
    1999 2,386,688 1,582,993 7,650,711 0 11,620,392 2,394,849 19,690,046
    2000 2,049,646 2,316,585 4,294,224 822,600 9,483,056 1,603,326 17,350,998
    2001 1,796,933 2,413,621 8,532,758 704,700 13,448,011 1,825,242 23,304,610
    2002 1,428,875 2,454,352 7,910,669 40,255 11,834,151 1,496,489 21,540,790
    "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 1.09 12.60 0 0 13.69 87.60 101
    2001 .304 3.80 0 0 4.11 267 271
    2002 .528 2.40 0 0 2.93 219 250
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