Hazardous Substances Emergency Event Surveillance (HSEES) event summary data 1995-2005: Environmental Health: Minnesota Dept. of Health

Hazardous Substances Emergency Events Surveillance
HSEES events 1995-2005

The list below provides summary information about the Hazardous Substances Emergency Events Surveillance events from 1995-2005, by county. The top five chemical categories involved in releases are shown, with the number of release events appearing next to the category.
Approximate event locations within a county can be viewed on the HSEES sites 1995-2005.

Aitkin
Events: 9
Fixed Facility Events: 4
Transportation Events: 5
Victims:  3
Evacuations: 0
Top chemicals released:1,2  Pesticides and fertilizers (7), Other4 (2), Volatile organic compounds (2), Ammonia (1), Other inorganic substances3 (1), Paints and dyes (1), Polychlorinated biphenyls (1)

Anoka
Events:  116
Fixed Facility Events: 80
Transportation Events: 36
Victims: 28
Evacuations: 16
Top chemicals released:1,2   Other inorganic substances3 (33), Volatile organic compounds (23), Acids (19), Mixtures5 (17), Bases (12), Oxy-organics7 (12), Pesticides and fertilizers (12)

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Becker
Events:  13
Fixed Facility Events: 6
Transportation Events: 7
Victims: 2
Evacuations: 0
Top chemicals released:1,2  Pesticides and fertilizers (6), Other inorganic substances3 (3), Acids (1), Ammonia (1), Hydrocarbons (1, ) Paints and dyes (1), Other (1), Oxy-organics7 (1)

Beltrami
Events: 6
Fixed Facility Events:  5
Transportation Events: 1
Victims:  0
Evacuations: 0
Top chemicals released:1,2  Hydraulic oil (2), Other inorganic substances3 (1), Oxy-organics7 (1), Pesticide (1), Volatile organic compounds (1)

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Benton
Events: 16
Fixed Facility Events: 11
Transportation Events: 5
Victims: 0
Evacuations: 0
Top chemicals released:1,2  Ammonia (4), Pesticides and fertilizers (4), Mixtures5 (2), Other inorganic substances3 (2), Volatile organic compounds (2)

Big Stone
Events:  5
Fixed Facility Events: 1
Transportation Events: 4
Victims: 0
Evacuations: 0
Top chemicals released:1,2  Pesticides and fertilizers (3), Mixtures5 (2)

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Blue Earth
Events:  57
Fixed Facility Events: 39
Transportation Events: 18
Victims: 9
Evacuations: 2
Top chemicals released:1,2  Ammonia (16), Pesticides and fertilizers (13), Mixtures5 (8), Acids (5), Other4 (4), Other inorganic substances3 (4), Volatile organic compounds (4)

Brown
Events:  30
Fixed Facility Events: 17
Transportation Events: 13
Victims: 1
Evacuations: 5
Top chemicals released:1,2  Pesticide or fertilizers (11), Ammonia (10), Acid (3), Mixtures5 (2), Other inorganic substances3 (2)

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Carlton
Events: 208
Fixed Facility Events: 199
Transportation Events: 9
Victims:  2
Evacuations: 2
Top chemicals released:1,2  Mixtures5 (62), Other inorganic substances3 (57), Volatile organic compounds (56), Other4 (39), Hetero-organics (32)

Carver
Events: 42
Fixed Facility Events: 35
Transportation Events: 7
Victims:  11
Evacuations: 8
Top chemicals released:1,2  Pesticide or fertilizers (16), Ammonia (11), Volatile organic compounds (7), Acids (5), Other inorganic substances3(4)

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Cass
Events: 4
Fixed Facility Events: 4
Transportation Events: 0
Victims:1
Evacuations:1
Top chemicals released:1, 2  Pesticides and fertilizers (11), Other inorganic substances3 (2), Acids (1), Chlorine (1), Paints and Dyes (1)

Chippewa
Events: 15
Fixed Facility Events: 11
Transportation Events: 4
Victims: 0
Evacuations: 0
Top chemicals released:1,2  Pesticides and fertilizers (12), Ammonia (2), Formulations6 (1), Polychlorinated Biphenyls (1), Other4 (1)

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Chisago
Events: 12
Fixed Facility Events:8
Transportation Events: 4
Victims: 0
Evacuations: 2
Top chemicals released:1,2  Pesticides and fertilizers (7), Oxy-organics7 (2), Paints and Dyes (2), Polymers (1), Formulation6 (1), Other inorganic substances3 (1), Acid (1)

Clay
Events: 32
Fixed Facility Events: 23
Transportation Events: 9
Victims: 0
Evacuations: 3
Top chemicals released:1,2  Ammonia (11), Other inorganic substances3 (8), Pesticides and fertilizers (6), Other4 (3), Acid (2), Chlorine (2), Hydrocarbons (2), Oxy-organics7 (2)

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Clearwater
Events: 2
Fixed Facility Events: 2
Transportation Events: 0
Victims: 0
Evacuations: 0
Top chemicals released:1,2  Ammonia (1), Oxy-organics7 (1)

Cook
Events: 1
Fixed Facility Events: 1
Transportation Events: 0
Victims:  0
Evacuations: 0
Top chemical released:1,2  Chlorine (1)

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Cottonwood
Events: 15
Fixed Facility Events: 13
Transportation Events: 2
Victims: 1
Evacuations:1
Top chemical released:1,2  Pesticides and fertilizers (8), Ammonia (3), Volatile organic compounds (3), Acid (1), Mixtures5 (1)

Crow Wing
Events: 24
Fixed Facility Events: 19
Transportation Events: 5
Victims: 41
Evacuations: 5
Top chemicals released:1,2  Other inorganic substances3 (5), Other4 (4), Chlorine (3), Oxy-organics7 (3), Polymers (3)

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Dakota
Events: 556
Fixed Facility Events: 453
Transportation Events: 103
Victims: 36
Evacuations: 36
Top chemicals released:1,2  Other inorganic substances3 (291), Acids (80), Ammonia (56), Mixtures5 (42), Volatile organic compounds (37)

Dodge
Events:  21
Fixed Facility Events: 16
Transportation Events: 5
Victims:  0
Evacuations: 1
Top chemicals released:1,2  Pesticides and fertilizers (7), Ammonia (5), Volatile organic compounds (4), Bases (2), Hydrocarbons (1), Other inorganic substances3 (1), Oxy-organics7 (1)

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Douglas
Events: 12
Fixed Facility Events: 7
Transportation Events: 5
Victims:  4
Evacuations: 1
Top chemicals released:1,2  Pesticides and fertilizers (3), Acids (2), Bases (2), Other inorganic substances3 (2), Mixtures5(1), Oxy-organics7 (1), Polymers (1), Volatile organic compound (1)

Faribault
Events:  37
Fixed Facility Events: 26
Transportation Events: 11
Victims:  1
Evacuations: 1
Top chemicals released:1,2  Pesticides and fertilizers (11), Ammonia (9), Volatile organic compounds (9), Polymers (2), Acids (1, ) Bases (1), Mixtures5 (1), Other4 (1), Oxy-organics7 (1)

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Fillmore
Events:  24
Fixed Facility Events: 16
Transportation Events: 8
Victims:  3
Evacuations: 1
Top chemicals released:1,2 Volatile organic compounds (6), Pesticides and fertilizers (6), Acids (2), Bases (2), Chlorine (2), Polychlorinated biphenyls (2)

Freeborn
Events:  42
Fixed Facility Events: 33
Transportation Events: 9
Victims:  9
Evacuations: 4
Top chemicals released:1,2  Ammonia (11), Pesticides and fertilizers (9), Acids (5), Volatile organic compounds (5), Other inorganic substances3 (4)

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Goodhue
Events:  51
Fixed Facility Events: 35
Transportation Events: 16
Victims:  5
Evacuations: 3
Top chemicals released:1,2  Ammonia (12), Pesticides and fertilizers (10), Polychlorinated biphenyls (7), Volatile organic compounds (6), Acids (4)

Grant
Events:  12
Fixed Facility Events: 5
Transportation Events: 7
Victims: 1
Evacuations: 1
Top chemicals released:1,2  Pesticides and fertilizers (8), Ammonia (1), Other inorganic substances3 (1), Oxy-organics7 (1), Volatile organic compounds (1)

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Hennepin
Events:  596
Fixed Facility Events: 487
Transportation Events: 109
Victims: 88
Evacuations: 83
Top chemicals released:1,2  Oxy-organics7 (147), Other inorganic substances3 (124), Volatile organic compounds (103), Acids (95), Mixtures5 (85)

Houston
Events:  12
Fixed Facility Events: 8
Transportation Events: 4
Victims:  1
Evacuations: 0
Top chemicals released:1,2  Pesticides and fertilizers (7), Mixtures5 (2), Ammonia (1), Other inorganic substances3 (1), Volatile organic compounds (1)

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Hubbard
Events: 9
Fixed Facility Events: 7
Transportation Events: 2
Victims:  1
Evacuations: 1
Top chemicals released:1,2  Pesticides and fertilizers (26), Acids (2), Hetero-organics (1), Hydrocarbons (1), Other inorganic substances3 (1), Oxy-organics7 (1), Polychlorinated biphenyls (1)

Isanti
Events: 12
Fixed Facility Events: 6
Transportation Events: 6
Victims:  0
Evacuations: 2
Top chemicals released:1,2  Ammonia (3), Paints and dyes (3), Pesticides and fertilizers (3), Chlorine (1), Mixtures5 (1), Other4 (1)

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Itasca
Events: 112
Fixed Facility Events: 105
Transportation Events: 7
Victims:  3
Evacuations: 1
Top chemicals released:1,2  Chlorine (34), Acid (25), Bases (11), Other inorganic substances3 (11), Volatile organic compounds (10)

Jackson
Events: 12
Fixed Facility Events: 6
Transportation Events: 6
Victims:  4
Evacuations: 0
Top chemicals released:1,2  Pesticides and fertilizers (5), Ammonia (4), Hydrocarbons (1), Mixtures5 (1), Other inorganic substances3 (1), Volatile organic compounds (1)

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Kanabec
Events: 0
Fixed Facility Events: 0
Transportation Events: 0
Victims: 0
Evacuations: 0
Top chemicals released:  N/A

Kandiyohi
Events: 28
Fixed Facility Events: 13
Transportation Events: 15
Victims: 46
Evacuations: 2
Top chemicals released:1,2 Pesticides and fertilizers (12), Ammonia (5), Other inorganic substances3 (3), Volatile organic compounds (3), Acid (2), Oxy-organics7 (2)

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Kittson
Events: 17
Fixed Facility Events: 14
Transportation Events: 3
Victims: 1
Evacuations: 0
Top chemicals released:1,2  Ammonia (5), Pesticides and fertilizers (4), Volatile organic compounds (3), Bases (2), Other inorganic substances3 (2)

Koochiching
Events: 36
Fixed Facility Events: 34
Transportation Events: 2
Victims:  0
Evacuations: 1
Top chemicals released:1,2  Other4 (14), Bases (13), Acids (2), Other inorganic substances3 (2), Ammonia (1), Formulations6 (1), Paints and dyes (1), Polychlorinated biphenyls (1)

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Lac qui Parle
Events: 7
Fixed Facility Events: 3
Transportation Events: 4
Victims:  0
Evacuations: 0
Top chemicals released:1,2  Pesticides and fertilizers (5), Ammonia (2)

Lake
Events: 4
Fixed Facility Events: 3
Transportation Events: 1
Victims: 3
Evacuations: 1
Top chemicals released:1,2  Acid (1), Ammonia (1), Chlorine (1), Other inorganic substances3 (1)

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Lake of the Woods
Events: 6
Fixed Facility Events: 6
Transportation Events: 0
Victims: 0
Evacuations: 0
Top chemicals released:1,2  Oxy-organics7 (2), Ammonia (1), Mixtures5 (1), Other4 (1), Pesticides and fertilizers (1)

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Le Sueur
Events:  24
Fixed Facility Events: 13
Transportation Events: 11
Victims:  11
Evacuations: 2
Top chemicals released:1,2  Pesticides and fertilizers (12), Ammonia (5), Mixtures5 (3), Acid (2), Hydrocarbons (1), Polychlorinated biphenyls (1), Volatile organic compounds (1)

Lincoln
Events:  2
Fixed Facility Events: 2
Transportation Events: 0
Victims:  0
Evacuations: 0
Top chemicals released:1,2  Pesticides and fertilizers (2)

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Lyon
Events:  75
Fixed Facility Events: 61
Transportation Events: 14
Victims:  57
Evacuations: 6
Top chemicals released:1,2  Volatile organic compounds (17), Other inorganic substances3 (14), Acids (13), Bases (11), Pesticides and fertilizers (9)

Mahnomen
Events: 3
Fixed Facility Events: 2
Transportation Events: 1
Victims:  0
Evacuations: 0
Top chemicals released:1,2  Pesticides and fertilizers (2), Ammonia (1)

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Marshall
Events:  12
Fixed Facility Events: 5
Transportation Events: 7
Victims: 2
Evacuations: 0
Top chemicals released:1,2  Pesticides and fertilizers (7), Ammonia (2), Other inorganic substances3 (2), Chlorine (1)

Martin
Events:  26
Fixed Facility Events: 17
Transportation Events: 9
Victims: 0
Evacuations: 2
Top chemicals released:1,2  Pesticides and fertilizers (12), Ammonia (4), Bases (2), Other inorganic substances3 (2), Polymers (2)

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McLeod
Events:  60
Fixed Facility Events: 47
Transportation Events: 13
Victims: 7
Evacuations: 9
Top chemicals released:1,2  Chlorine (21), Pesticides and fertilizers (11), Volatile organic compounds (8), Other inorganic substances3 (7), Acids (5), Ammonia (5)

Meeker
Events: 19
Fixed Facility Events: 11
Transportation Events: 8
Victims: 0
Evacuations: 4
Top chemicals released:1,2  Pesticides and fertilizers (8), Ammonia (4), Other inorganic substances3 (2), Oxy-organics7 (2), Acids (1), Bases (1), Volatile Organic Compounds (1)

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Mille Lacs
Events: 10
Fixed Facility Events: 6
Transportation Events: 4
Victims: 11
Evacuations: 1
Top chemicals released:1,2  Ammonia (5), Pesticides and fertilizers (4), Oxy-organics7 (1)

Morrison
Events: 29
Fixed Facility Events: 26
Transportation Events: 3
Victims: 9
Evacuations: 2
Top chemicals released:1,2  Volatile organic compounds (13), Ammonia (4), Pesticides and fertilizers (3), Bases (2), Oxy-organics7 (2), Polychlorinated biphenyls (2)

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Mower
Events:  19
Fixed Facility Events: 12
Transportation Events: 7
Victims:  2
Evacuations: 0
Top chemicals released:1,2  Pesticides and fertilizers (10), Ammonia (5), Chlorine (1), Mixtures5 (1), Other4 (1), Other inorganic substances3 (1)

Murray
Events:  13
Fixed Facility Events: 9
Transportation Events:4
Victims:  2
Evacuations: 1
Top chemicals released:1,2 Pesticides and fertilizers (8) Ammonia (4), Other inorganic substances3 (1)

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Nicollet
Events:  15
Fixed Facility Events: 10
Transportation Events: 5
Victims:  8
Evacuations: 1
Top chemicals released:1,2  Pesticides and fertilizers (5), Ammonia (3), Mixtures5 (3), Acid (1), Hetero-organics (1), Paints and dyes (1), Volatile organic compounds (1)

Nobles
Events:  17
Fixed Facility Events: 12
Transportation Events: 5
Victims:  6
Evacuations: 1
Top chemicals released:1,2  Ammonia (8), Pesticides and fertilizers (5), Acid (1), Mixtures5 (1), Other inorganic substances3 (1), Oxy-organics7 (1)

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Norman
Events:  4
Fixed Facility Events: 3
Transportation Events: 1
Victims:  0
Evacuations: 0
Top chemicals released:1,2  Pesticides and fertilizers (4), Ammonia (2), Other4 (1)

Olmsted
Events:  106
Fixed Facility Events: 79
Transportation Events: 27
Victims: 6
Evacuations: 4
Top chemicals released:1,2  Volatile organic compounds (33), Pesticides and fertilizers (24), Ammonia (22), Mixtures5 (11), Other inorganic substances3 (8)

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Otter Tail
Events: 36
Fixed Facility Events:22
Transportation Events: 14
Victims: 2
Evacuations:2
Top chemicals released:1,2  Pesticides and fertilizers (13), Oxy-organics7 (5), Ammonia (3), Mixtures5 (3), Other inorganic substances3 (3)

Pennington
Events:  11
Fixed Facility Events: 8
Transportation Events: 3
Victims:  8
Evacuations: 2
Top chemicals released:1,2  Pesticides and fertilizers (6), Ammonia (4), Oxy-organics7 (3), Volatile Organic Compounds (2), Acids (1)

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Pine
Events: 8
Fixed Facility Events: 8
Transportation Events: 0
Victims: 1
Evacuations: 2
Top chemicals released:1,2  Pesticides and fertilizers (2), Polychlorinated biphenyls (2), Ammonia (1), Chlorine (1), Mixtures5 (1), Other inorganic substances3 (1)

Pipestone
Events: 18
Fixed Facility Events: 10
Transportation Events: 8
Victims: 7
Evacuations: 3
Top chemicals released:1,2 Pesticides and fertilizers (10), Ammonia (7), Other inorganic substances3 (3), Chlorine (1), Polychlorinated biphenyls (1)

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Polk
Events: 32
Fixed Facility Events: 22
Transportation Events: 10
Victims:18
Evacuations: 4
Top chemicals released:1,2  Pesticides and fertilizers (17), Ammonia (6), Other inorganic substances3 (6), Acids (2), Mixtures5 (2)

Pope
Events: 11
Fixed Facility Events: 6
Transportation Events: 5
Victims:0
Evacuations: 1
Top chemicals released:1,2  Pesticides and fertilizers (6) Ammonia (4), Acids (1), Other inorganic substances3 (1), Oxy-organics7 (1), Paints and dyes (1)

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Ramsey
Events: 333
Fixed Facility Events: 246
Transportation Events: 87
Victims: 133
Evacuations: 59
Top chemicals released:1,2  Volatile organic compounds (60), Other inorganic substances3 (54), Acids (35), Oxy-organics7 (33), Bases (29)

Red Lake
Events: 3
Fixed Facility Events: 2
Transportation Events: 1
Victims: 0
Evacuations: 0
Top chemicals released:1,2  Ammonia (1), Pesticide (1), Polychlorinated biphenyls (1)

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Redwood
Events: 22
Fixed Facility Events: 13
Transportation Events: 9
Victims: 3
Evacuations: 3
Top chemicals released:1,2  Ammonia (9), Pesticide and fertilizers (9), Other inorganic substances3 (2), Chlorine (1), Paints and dyes (1), Other4 (1)

Renville
Events: 42
Fixed Facility Events: 31
Transportation Events: 11
Victims: 15
Evacuations: 0
Top chemicals released:1,2  Pesticides and fertilizers (15), Volatile organic compounds (8), Acids (5), Ammonia (4), Bases (2), Mixtures5 (2), Polychlorinated biphenyls (2)

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Rice
Events: 34
Fixed Facility Events: 29
Transportation Events: 5
Victims: 21
Evacuations: 6
Top chemicals released:1,2  Ammonia (9), Volatile organic compounds (6), Other inorganic substances3 (4), Oxy-organics7 (3), Pesticides and fertilizers (3)

Rock
Events: 7
Fixed Facility Events: 2
Transportation Events: 5
Victims: 5
Evacuations: 2
Top chemicals released:1,2  Volatile organic compounds (2), Other4 (2), Ammonia (1), Bases (1), Other inorganic substances3 (1), Pesticides and fertilizers (1), Polymers (1)

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Roseau
Events: 20
Fixed Facility Events: 18
Transportation Events: 2
Victims:0
Evacuations:0
Top chemicals released:1,2  Ammonia (6), Oxy-organics7 (4), Volatile organic compounds (3), Pesticides and fertilizers (3), Mixtures5 (2)

St. Louis
Events: 84
Fixed Facility Events: 69
Transportation Events: 15
Victims: 11
Evacuations: 12
Top chemicals released:1,2  Oxy-organics7 (22), Other inorganic substances3 (13), Polychlorinated biphenyls (10), Acids (9), Volatile organic compounds (8)

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Scott
Events: 37
Fixed Facility Events: 26
Transportation Events: 11
Victims: 5
Evacuations: 5
Top chemicals released:1,2  Acids (9), Pesticides and fertilizers (8), Ammonia (7), Bases (3), Paint and dyes (3), Other4 (3)

Sherburne
Events: 65
Fixed Facility Events: 54
Transportation Events: 11
Victims: 9
Evacuations: 6
Top chemicals released:1,2  Oxy-organics7 (15), Pesticides and fertilizers (12), Other inorganic substances3 (11), Acid (8), Ammonia (6)

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Sibley
Events:  18
Fixed Facility Events: 13
Transportation Events: 5
Victims:  0
Evacuations:3
Top chemicals released:1,2  Ammonia (9), Pesticides and fertilizers (5), Paints and dyes (2), Mixtures5 (2), Other inorganic substances3 (1)

Stearns
Events: 71
Fixed Facility Events: 48
Transportation Events: 23
Victims: 16
Evacuations: 10
Top chemicals released:1,2  Ammonia (18), Pesticides and fertilizers (15), Other inorganic substances3 (9), Volatile organic compounds (7), Oxy-organics7 (6)

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Steele
Events:  66
Fixed Facility Events: 36
Transportation Events: 30
Victims: 5
Evacuations: 4
Top chemicals released:1,2  Pesticides and fertilizers (18), Acids (12), Mixtures5 (9), Other inorganic substances3 (6), Polymers (5)

Stevens
Events:  15
Fixed Facility Events: 6
Transportation Events: 9
Victims: 3
Evacuations: 0
Top chemicals released:1,2  Pesticides and fertilizers (7), Ammonia (3), Other inorganic substances3 (2), Mixtures5 (2), Oxy-organics7 (1), Volatile Organic Compounds (1)

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Swift
Events:  18
Fixed Facility Events: 9
Transportation Events: 9
Victims: 2
Evacuations: 1
Top chemicals released:1,2  Pesticides and fertilizers (9), Acids (2), Ammonia (2), Other inorganic substances3 (2), Volatile organic compounds (2)

Todd
Events: 11
Fixed Facility Events: 8
Transportation Events: 3
Victims: 2
Evacuations: 2
Top chemicals released:1,2  Pesticides and fertilizers (5), Ammonia (3), Mixtures5 (1), Other inorganic substances3 (1), Polychlorinated biphenyls (1)

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Traverse
Events: 2
Fixed Facility Events: 2
Transportation Events: 0
Victims: 0
Evacuations: 0
Top chemicals released:1,2  Pesticides and fertilizers (2)

Wabasha
Events:  10
Fixed Facility Events: 8
Transportation Events: 2
Victims: 1
Evacuations: 3
Top chemicals released:1,2  Pesticides and fertilizers (7), Ammonia (3), Mixtures5 (1), Other inorganic substances3 (1), Hydrocarbons (1)

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Wadena
Events: 6
Fixed Facility Events: 3
Transportation Events: 3
Victims: 1
Evacuations: 0
Top chemicals released: 1,2Mixtures5 (2), Other4 (2), Ammonia (1), Pesticide (1), Polychlorinated biphenyls (1)

Waseca
Events: 17
Fixed Facility Events: 10
Transportation Events: 7
Victims:  22
Evacuations: 1
Top chemicals released:1,2  Pesticides and fertilizers (6), Ammonia (3), Mixtures5 (3), Polychlorinated biphenyls (2), Other4 (1), Other inorganic substances3 (1), Oxy-organics7 (1)

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Washington
Events: 274
Fixed Facility Events: 218
Transportation Events: 56
Victims:  56
Evacuations: 26
Top chemicals released:1,2  Other inorganic substances3 (89), Volatile organic compounds (64), Acids (37), Other4 (19), Mixtures5 (16)

Watonwan
Events: 22
Fixed Facility Events: 13
Transportation Events: 9
Victims: 2
Evacuations: 2
Top chemicals release:d1,2  Pesticides and fertilizers (16), Ammonia (7), Bases (1)

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Wilkin
Events: 4
Fixed Facility Events: 1
Transportation Events: 3
Victims: 1
Evacuations: 0
Top chemicals released:1,2  Pesticides and fertilizers (2), Acids (1), Ammonia (1), Mixtures5 (1)

Winona
Events:  25
Fixed Facility Events: 19
Transportation Events: 6
Victims:  23
Evacuations: 5
Top chemicals released:1,2  Acids (7), Ammonia (5), Other4 (3), Other inorganic substances3 (3), Oxy-organics7 (3)

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Wright
Events: 37
Fixed Facility Events: 26
Transportation Events: 11
Victims: 10
Evacuations: 5
Top chemicals released:1,2  Ammonia (11), Pesticides and fertilizers (10), Oxy-organics (4), Other inorganic substances (4), Acids (2), Chlorine (2), Other4 (2), Paints and dyes (2)

Yellow Medicine
Events: 16
Fixed Facility Events: 10
Transportation Events: 6
Victims: 1
Evacuations: 1
Top chemicals released:1,2  Pesticides and fertilizers (7), Ammonia (7), Other4 (1), Other inorganic substances3 (1), Paints and dyes (1)

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Notes:
1) The top five chemical categories of substances released are presented, with the number of releases indicated with parentheses beside the category.  If more than one category qualifies for fifth place (i.e., there is a tie for fifth place), all of the categories qualifying for fifth place are presented.
2) More than one substance could be released in an event. The total number of substance categories released may therefore equal more than the total number of events in a county.
3) “Other inorganic substances” include inorganic chemicals that did not qualify as acids, bases, ammonia, and chlorine.
4) “Other” includes substances that could not be classified.
5) “Mixture” includes substances from different chemical categories that were mixed prior to being released. 
6) “Formulations” include substances that are formulated by a manufacturer and sold to wholesalers or retailers. Some examples include hairspray, carpet cleaners, and other cleaning products.
7) “Oxy-organics” include various antifreeze and glycol substances.

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Updated Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at 04:19PM