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

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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
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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 237,615 212
    Suspected Carcinogens 269,478 215
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 3,027,647 12,944,341
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 305,241 101
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 3,370,437 10,978
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 416,983 47
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 3,496,429 4,083
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 1,487,081 8,706
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 5,658,407 161,648
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 3,628,919
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 5,022,875 164,819
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 16,548 101
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 4,166,220 159,236
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 7,250,153 168,838
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 5,782,227 159,260

    *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 18,701,178 309,969 142,894 0 19,154,041 6,778,267 NA
    1989 16,651,521 265,960 160,572 0 17,078,053 5,892,848 NA
    1990 16,721,429 492,995 69,178 0 17,283,602 8,492,591 NA
    1991 14,862,587 386,629 395,028 0 15,644,244 24,367,795 87,381,576
    1992 12,427,891 446,699 105,977 0 12,980,567 32,799,122 95,835,218
    1993 10,862,980 339,827 305,042 0 11,507,849 40,790,474 221,281,652
    1994 9,365,559 470,293 829,641 0 10,665,493 55,169,804 91,540,697
    1995 10,014,706 283,104 660,179 0 10,957,989 36,102,061 67,212,650
    1996 8,310,275 319,530 574,617 0 9,204,422 31,809,197 59,972,547
    1997 7,332,796 543,072 77,078 0 7,952,946 70,892,320 55,506,012
    1998 10,445,210 2,607,998 4,355,595 0 17,408,803 32,460,412 83,704,053
    1999 8,524,727 11,347,161 5,029,888 0 24,901,776 49,450,551 108,566,083
    2000 8,350,701 10,830,967 5,543,497 0 24,725,165 37,162,981 106,231,699
    2001 7,875,542 9,601,101 6,383,985 0 23,860,628 31,569,117 109,707,446
    2002 7,695,477 13,110,285 7,549,743 0 28,355,505 44,133,192 112,178,525
    "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 432 0 1.07 0 433 .00419 433
    2001 3.75 0 1.07 0 4.82 .0392 3.75
    2002 2.33 0 1.30 0 3.63 .0394 3.63
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