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

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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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    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 1,206,600 46,788
    Suspected Carcinogens 1,190,211 7,086
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 6,444,266 2,807,932
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 1,320,770 1,991
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 9,241,348 99,625
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 1,063,004 413
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 8,314,356 157,650
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 5,815,426 92,085
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 14,778,907 165,201
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 6,330,792
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 17,220,174 180,067
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 74,331 6,055
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 13,028,816 117,589
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 22,011,993 321,532
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 15,943,284 171,559

    *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 45,077,122 1,625,296 1,013,754 5 47,716,177 18,537,446 NA
    1989 45,429,499 1,223,605 188,843 250 46,842,197 12,276,933 NA
    1990 39,775,289 2,448,455 279,801 25 42,503,570 11,290,017 NA
    1991 35,003,012 2,001,525 1,789,458 0 38,793,995 34,860,257 310,452,570
    1992 32,920,125 1,276,714 1,532,007 0 35,728,846 34,878,426 247,234,237
    1993 28,173,935 1,055,579 2,300,581 0 31,530,095 41,226,919 205,480,501
    1994 28,255,287 872,629 1,364,952 0 30,492,868 61,741,432 332,479,775
    1995 29,600,556 3,783,443 1,381,081 0 34,765,080 54,238,614 3,168,205,781
    1996 27,261,073 2,753,444 1,597,605 0 31,612,122 42,137,973 246,538,007
    1997 24,326,260 2,616,551 2,078,052 0 29,020,863 96,354,543 257,733,076
    1998 34,294,152 3,133,303 6,230,261 0 43,657,716 76,173,397 352,647,899
    1999 31,603,425 3,973,155 7,754,859 0 43,331,439 64,747,620 328,663,407
    2000 23,780,014 5,597,894 6,410,943 0 35,788,852 70,922,471 447,716,157
    2001 23,901,203 3,149,510 5,522,522 0 32,573,235 69,946,629 357,936,839
    2002 22,566,578 3,056,417 4,939,480 0 30,562,475 67,472,734 281,629,336
    "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 50.96 0 .04 0 51.00 .01 51.00
    2001 38.18 0 0 0 38.18 .8305 38.18
    2002 140 0 0 0 140 0 140
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