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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:1-CHLORO-1,1-DIFLUOROETHANE
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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 2,883,737 17,030
    Suspected Carcinogens 2,493,781 10,236
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 20,405,530 7,064,022
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 5,831,568 15,804
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 23,052,621 56,590
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 6,797,629 4,051
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 22,895,408 46,830
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 15,211,441 106,107
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 38,317,979 160,135
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 21,472,039 3,258
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 35,482,077 205,137
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 3,379,849 10,901
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 24,449,939 156,924
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 54,610,428 221,330
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 42,563,161 293,248

    *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 114,334,954 15,874,009 23,070,760 7,456,774 160,736,497 177,946,351 NA
    1989 107,463,494 16,710,066 11,849,446 10,712,556 146,735,562 120,578,869 NA
    1990 92,494,877 6,451,943 15,367,497 9,422,656 123,736,973 132,878,362 NA
    1991 85,631,077 6,444,436 18,402,731 16,199,676 126,677,920 201,200,208 1,025,210,855
    1992 76,457,523 5,761,256 18,297,769 20,918,184 121,434,732 302,170,921 897,088,427
    1993 64,983,951 5,168,102 20,265,589 12,551,427 102,969,069 258,951,320 799,525,019
    1994 63,087,484 3,147,040 21,279,269 10,163,497 97,677,290 231,308,733 741,335,891
    1995 70,935,342 5,779,855 23,037,696 365 99,753,258 176,386,010 1,177,244,670
    1996 67,952,398 5,095,236 23,869,129 771 96,917,534 158,297,836 728,086,554
    1997 65,094,085 4,854,469 24,613,731 3,352 94,565,637 319,998,409 1,373,815,831
    1998 89,983,197 6,309,899 48,944,333 250 145,237,679 183,943,358 1,297,492,263
    1999 85,128,678 6,712,012 45,742,016 1,200 137,583,906 189,804,544 1,566,749,947
    2000 68,045,593 6,856,204 44,712,893 500 119,615,190 214,857,779 1,626,633,252
    2001 59,194,407 8,087,041 44,751,554 2,499 112,035,500 189,331,849 1,913,404,401
    2002 56,417,228 7,409,777 39,904,780 0 103,731,785 177,215,454 2,054,204,619
    "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 50.00 .03 0 0 50.03 46.20 96.23
    2001 29.30 .04 0 0 29.34 51.17 80.42
    2002 29.38 .494 2.46 0 32.33 415 447
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