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Environmental Release Report: MINNESOTA
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in MINNESOTA*
    Cleanest/Best States Percentile Dirtiest/Worst States
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    Cancer risk score (air and water releases):
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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 MINNESOTA

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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: CHROMIUM 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 1,195,560 4,996
    Suspected Carcinogens 1,210,274 4,254
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 6,711,178 1,198,410
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 1,093,719 4,035
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 7,742,022 95,638
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 1,747,518 2,839
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 4,485,232 10,336
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 6,977,999 101,233
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 9,451,160 120,227
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 846,070 2,500
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 11,819,430 149,002
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 50,588 4,027
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 8,508,801 50,033
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 11,921,580 155,803
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 9,328,955 31,062

    *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 55,868,425 2,955,099 3,756,732 0 62,580,256 17,959,298 NA
    1989 62,741,349 1,379,360 1,484,540 0 65,605,249 18,845,129 NA
    1990 51,164,621 852,729 1,587,111 142 53,604,603 10,601,470 NA
    1991 39,644,086 688,369 1,447,561 0 41,780,016 31,404,581 214,857,163
    1992 29,932,486 504,489 1,506,838 0 31,943,813 32,328,866 229,638,401
    1993 23,086,973 473,601 2,239,059 48 25,799,681 31,487,220 238,714,180
    1994 20,514,894 292,663 982,389 0 21,789,946 30,067,700 233,333,346
    1995 21,559,433 375,055 525,136 0 22,459,624 33,744,191 268,476,848
    1996 19,718,453 322,363 82,922 0 20,123,738 33,859,392 244,685,592
    1997 17,004,905 324,718 250,591 0 17,580,214 63,499,302 259,611,230
    1998 17,678,030 830,817 10,385,037 0 28,893,884 40,186,695 307,435,372
    1999 15,734,507 1,756,271 9,229,586 0 26,720,364 48,491,619 332,474,561
    2000 15,167,302 1,361,628 9,841,615 0 26,370,545 54,088,998 344,281,874
    2001 13,827,886 1,571,683 9,682,517 0 25,082,086 47,035,805 321,453,065
    2002 12,770,937 1,258,845 10,314,394 0 24,344,177 43,986,477 309,938,330
    "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 8.33 0 724 0 732 235 1,088
    2001 9.14 0 916 0 925 1,219 2,264
    2002 10.28 0 800 0 811 502 1,465
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