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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:METHYL BROMIDE
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to ozone depletion
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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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    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 2,884,472 81,123
    Suspected Carcinogens 1,432,242 26,731
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 15,016,271 4,545,918
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 1,745,547 10,019
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 23,649,564 255,399
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 2,534,143 4,719
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 34,360,502 173,214
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 20,895,476 283,714
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 54,399,951 377,801
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 34,505,115
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 32,070,138 1,050,023
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 295,973 8,366
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 18,479,153 857,094
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 63,008,171 1,173,985
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 60,349,694 513,272

    *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 108,114,171 7,220,075 26,489,277 6,438,021 148,261,544 149,174,556 NA
    1989 107,597,715 7,250,392 5,224,461 7,602,901 127,675,469 23,803,329 NA
    1990 105,564,526 3,925,088 3,215,880 6,437,242 119,142,736 18,767,042 NA
    1991 101,074,266 4,262,288 6,654,781 7,988,920 119,980,255 101,446,326 1,203,255,997
    1992 95,990,878 6,709,222 6,133,937 6,269,431 115,103,468 68,767,975 1,184,311,654
    1993 95,287,032 5,628,587 4,603,623 145,613 105,664,855 74,260,526 1,217,105,821
    1994 88,789,209 2,270,311 4,360,697 251 95,420,468 103,920,836 983,199,600
    1995 91,867,818 3,589,626 7,307,586 16 102,765,046 68,729,673 1,664,533,736
    1996 79,131,045 3,530,565 7,363,091 10 90,024,711 64,741,575 764,526,577
    1997 61,726,595 4,759,073 10,634,721 10 77,120,399 202,623,579 784,545,080
    1998 82,657,820 5,031,532 42,066,103 45,005 129,800,460 106,051,986 854,987,520
    1999 81,771,316 6,737,096 40,527,170 109,005 129,144,587 88,958,535 715,067,059
    2000 81,161,793 6,858,252 47,000,566 154,024 135,174,634 118,987,875 2,896,998,951
    2001 74,757,988 4,713,394 41,777,031 92,912 121,341,325 97,094,428 1,326,601,714
    2002 64,022,251 5,724,737 45,708,356 12,009 115,467,353 83,868,025 1,224,587,247
    "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 902 131 31.34 0 1,064 5,597 4,462
    2001 45.53 102 84.10 0 231 1,691 2,373
    2002 636 131 65.56 0 833 2,578 2,811
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