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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:CHLORODIFLUOROMETHANE
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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk: CARBON TETRACHLORIDE
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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 1,113,417 994
    Suspected Carcinogens 709,629 519
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 6,618,348 699,599
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 2,178,877 8,713
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 5,660,675 1,024
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 2,786,324 8,254
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 4,843,344 2,952
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 4,827,872 1,993
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 10,895,912 28,898
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 2,879,374 5
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 11,386,630 29,276
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 1,361,957 8,215
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 8,507,177 21,120
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 13,491,611 30,210
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 11,791,282 29,762

    *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 33,401,333 823,042 648,624 95,907,210 130,780,209 33,667,985 NA
    1989 33,679,857 652,181 380,972 91,160,415 125,873,425 10,369,492 NA
    1990 30,811,882 1,044,876 1,322,001 58,706,062 91,884,821 14,040,499 NA
    1991 30,082,217 936,440 1,231,556 44,938,711 77,188,924 50,791,903 1,266,855,716
    1992 25,920,504 733,266 1,300,780 59,642,195 87,596,745 64,132,483 1,261,078,026
    1993 22,402,419 743,750 532,086 17,159,038 40,837,293 57,887,273 993,708,205
    1994 20,494,045 382,843 1,043,156 3,924,162 25,844,206 60,977,959 598,957,843
    1995 19,450,900 394,121 1,297,174 1,674,129 22,816,324 52,829,893 1,465,346,898
    1996 19,808,532 411,678 941,246 1,049,098 22,210,554 69,223,840 438,142,093
    1997 20,091,632 571,296 1,055,263 996,103 22,714,294 157,852,347 386,435,080
    1998 24,546,987 627,879 7,524,404 1,350,665 34,049,935 72,287,204 354,196,253
    1999 17,477,566 1,069,907 8,740,886 1,169,028 28,457,387 98,446,241 348,078,652
    2000 16,991,526 1,248,496 8,604,056 487,909 27,331,987 62,041,639 296,260,885
    2001 14,774,294 1,149,296 8,389,274 559,221 24,872,085 87,371,746 240,640,614
    2002 14,021,434 721,676 8,861,700 643,018 24,247,827 92,220,939 266,166,882
    "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 46.05 .732 26.50 284 357 44.20 11,440
    2001 41.01 0 1.54 63.75 106 50.31 157
    2002 87.14 0 1.62 425 513 49.91 563
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