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Environmental Release Report: Zip Code 35661 (MUSCLE SHOALS, AL)
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in Zip Code 35661*
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    Rank zip codes in ALABAMA by chemical releases or waste generation

    *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
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:no data available
    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 4,313 0
    Suspected Carcinogens 129
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 694,236 10
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 123,743 10
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 460,133 0
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 5,400 10
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 336,436 139
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 589,401 139
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 1,527,401 2,483
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 157,769
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 1,483,177 2,483
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 1,329,659 2,483
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 1,631,410 22,046
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 1,507,025 22,046

    *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
    1990 5,474,798 5 0 0 5,474,803 83,927 NA
    1991 3,185,835 1,276 0 0 3,187,111 565,465 11,998,243
    1992 1,232,779 587 0 0 1,233,366 117,073 15,635,212
    1993 1,143,481 335 0 0 1,143,816 475,938 14,711,922
    1994 976,810 2,020 0 0 978,830 528,209 13,334,894
    1995 937,993 15,518 0 0 953,511 86,624 4,391,390
    1996 1,702,011 54,571 0 0 1,756,582 771,155 19,274,370
    1997 1,857,514 39,290 0 0 1,896,804 1,550,432 18,527,531
    1998 1,119,606 44,554 0 0 1,164,160 678,225 18,641,550
    1999 1,292,878 28,106 0 0 1,320,984 1,062,466 12,571,769
    2000 1,162,162 19,386 0 0 1,181,547 1,634,839 13,689,485
    2001 3,910,946 32,002 0 0 3,942,947 1,439,582 12,195,700
    2002 1,646,228 22,046 0 0 1,668,274 2,301,167 11,885,897
    "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
    2001 0 .049 0 0 .049 5.33 5.38
    2002 0 .049 0 0 .049 0 1.60
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