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Environmental Release Report: WISCONSIN
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in WISCONSIN*
    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 WISCONSIN

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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: MERCURY 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 1,282,837 14,426
    Suspected Carcinogens 1,086,633 4,365
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 9,400,443 2,840,396
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 1,404,301 3,515
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 12,222,132 85,152
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 1,904,439 466
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 10,684,390 20,087
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 12,191,827 110,549
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 20,681,563 155,196
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 9,161,061
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 15,670,755 227,540
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 96,970 3,494
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 8,983,722 149,546
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 23,396,178 247,004
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 21,518,809 167,044

    *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 48,382,452 795,441 12,949,799 500 62,128,192 74,015,773 NA
    1989 45,061,139 311,676 4,219,077 20,650 49,612,542 56,009,541 NA
    1990 44,392,776 501,287 3,359,806 123 48,253,992 33,609,708 NA
    1991 37,634,465 719,276 2,492,969 25 40,846,735 73,197,110 318,976,060
    1992 37,538,281 684,401 1,462,902 300 39,685,884 87,025,430 343,947,554
    1993 33,493,376 633,234 1,707,364 0 35,833,974 107,794,787 373,519,697
    1994 31,636,243 408,857 1,571,117 1 33,616,218 102,001,456 306,286,118
    1995 28,534,060 2,094,078 549,601 5 31,177,744 99,339,782 320,648,415
    1996 26,645,257 2,761,776 438,072 0 29,845,105 111,179,557 315,980,165
    1997 25,880,550 2,972,233 1,269,168 5 30,121,956 224,890,093 323,249,021
    1998 38,782,999 3,737,299 3,222,169 0 45,742,467 109,106,863 365,391,001
    1999 36,819,993 3,543,140 2,687,321 0 43,050,454 117,403,809 358,668,922
    2000 29,027,896 3,563,174 1,918,981 0 34,510,051 115,367,684 352,672,652
    2001 25,137,432 3,869,103 3,139,153 0 32,145,688 99,299,836 294,718,936
    2002 23,661,343 3,071,642 1,808,292 0 28,541,276 106,125,925 317,738,207
    "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 61.98 .8428 3.02 0 65.84 46.87 714
    2001 52.00 2.76 2.35 0 57.11 8.75 202
    2002 35.24 .1527 11.24 0 46.63 .02159 50.04
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