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Environmental Release Report: Zip Code 50317 (DES MOINES, IA)
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in Zip Code 50317*
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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
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:2,4-D
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:2,4-D
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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 10,071
    Suspected Carcinogens 2,310
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 93,734
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 33,800
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 372,545
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 12,123
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 81,924
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 95,292
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 103,511
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 411,942
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 407,878
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 411,940
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 102,481

    *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 1,367,550 0 540 0 1,368,090 193,306 NA
    1989 698,330 0 1,585 0 699,915 84,959 NA
    1990 437,306 0 755 0 438,061 37,900 NA
    1991 246,558 0 0 0 246,558 41,487 529,246
    1992 160,601 0 0 0 160,601 56,335 551,648
    1993 173,235 0 0 0 173,235 85,951 537,978
    1994 227,855 0 0 0 227,855 87,970 559,497
    1995 671,068 0 0 0 671,068 106,621 1,697,873
    1996 480,245 0 0 0 480,245 100,537 652,745
    1997 736,230 0 17,106 0 753,336 300,718 1,119,971
    1998 519,617 0 9,163 0 528,780 217,894 948,284
    1999 590,027 0 8,731 0 598,758 188,123 959,095
    2000 521,599 250 0 0 521,849 273,941 961,567
    2001 608,371 250 0 0 608,621 218,524 902,931
    2002 413,272 0 0 0 413,272 157,167 624,010
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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