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Environmental Release Report: Zip Code 35609 (DECATUR, AL)
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in Zip Code 35609*
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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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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
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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 192,242 550
    Suspected Carcinogens 40,265 3
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 554,353 1,388,710
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 190
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 209,535 560
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 3,258
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 1,271,198 320
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 18,044 240
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 1,287,093 1,290
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 906,500
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 578,008 1,280
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 160
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 210,934 1,840
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 1,488,681 1,843
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 1,485,635 1,603

    *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
    7 TRI chemicals released to air in the United States lack the risk assessment values required for safety assessment
    219 TRI chemicals released to air in the United States lack the exposure estimates required for safety assessment
    Water Releases
    6 TRI chems released to water in the United States lack the risk assessment values required for safety assessment
    173 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 444,900 450 0 0 445,350 18,966 NA
    1989 1,152,460 4,320,089 62,484 0 5,535,033 37,815 NA
    1990 1,227,189 1,209,937 52,814 0 2,489,940 41,592 NA
    1991 850,196 1,404,868 34,438 0 2,289,502 98,650 26,984,799
    1992 2,507,940 1,906,170 43,449 0 4,457,559 801,320 37,781,923
    1993 3,272,495 1,304,683 29,520 0 4,606,698 979,680 32,848,176
    1994 2,970,296 189,929 47,461 0 3,207,686 1,335,485 24,999,320
    1995 2,853,023 130,882 14,415 0 2,998,320 3,071,335 17,341,984
    1996 1,817,867 94,211 1,235 0 1,913,313 2,572,507 17,745,277
    1997 1,178,759 90,530 5,322 0 1,274,611 5,308,840 17,180,414
    1998 1,119,041 83,628 1,558 0 1,204,227 1,250,177 14,587,167
    1999 476,051 1,436,847 364 0 1,913,262 1,295,350 11,140,473
    2000 1,564,842 1,580,462 419 0 3,145,723 1,245,584 10,008,840
    2001 1,687,231 153,893 95 0 1,841,219 890,022 7,940,307
    2002 1,489,282 1,390,223 56 0 2,879,561 971,406 8,667,879
    "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 807 0 0 0 807 0 807
    2001 .907 0 0 0 .907 0 .907
    2002 592 0 0 0 592 0 592
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