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

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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: CADMIUM 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 2,210,624 11,885
    Suspected Carcinogens 2,444,862 12,292
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 18,564,241 431,668
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 3,160,946 2,259
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 15,274,943 192,853
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 3,757,303 1,214
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 36,402,524 33,687
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 15,693,375 226,525
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 47,316,213 265,483
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 30,998,875 4,312
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 25,659,524 367,402
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 310,094 2,432
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 17,428,838 197,745
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 54,414,116 397,253
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 48,988,581 314,786

    *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 101,148,925 1,222,723 6,652,308 6,489,618 115,513,574 155,597,955 NA
    1989 105,071,755 738,712 9,192,744 8,278,831 123,282,042 95,416,025 NA
    1990 84,349,537 818,195 9,256,179 8,323,247 102,747,158 72,654,624 NA
    1991 72,509,900 957,641 13,949,308 6,699,997 94,116,846 233,775,200 863,836,187
    1992 68,153,224 762,404 10,328,826 6,083,782 85,328,236 256,369,262 976,455,309
    1993 69,247,799 584,065 9,137,340 5,619,980 84,589,184 314,444,423 1,014,330,059
    1994 64,937,744 1,000,017 9,719,406 6,962,868 82,620,035 286,561,233 1,025,496,410
    1995 62,996,379 653,999 4,046,748 7,566,827 75,263,953 239,922,589 739,423,353
    1996 46,131,783 1,989,436 3,654,951 6,632,503 58,408,673 239,548,311 799,753,252
    1997 44,323,923 529,145 2,595,399 5,596,855 53,045,322 493,214,203 866,066,923
    1998 75,069,608 685,649 19,957,839 3,431,059 99,144,155 442,020,350 1,200,158,636
    1999 76,110,644 1,265,578 17,187,904 2,571,942 97,136,068 362,592,667 1,075,566,377
    2000 71,193,709 1,134,859 33,039,616 2,057,816 107,426,001 304,379,560 662,004,359
    2001 56,058,569 1,043,414 22,263,032 2,509,570 81,874,586 373,851,896 653,140,139
    2002 55,577,988 832,292 11,870,207 2,723,859 71,004,347 325,548,084 687,572,782
    "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 25.22 5.83 334 0 365 154 49,000
    2001 25.33 2.57 732 0 760 165 61,930
    2002 20.10 4.32 2,535 0 2,559 178 16,350
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