#5. Multnomah County, Oregon

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Number of Acute Toxic Substance Releases (2011): 87
Rate of Injury and Fatality From Acute Toxic Substance Releases (2011): 3 per 100K

Percent of Acute Toxic Substance Releases With at Least One Injurity or Fatality (2011): 9%
Percent of Acute Toxic Substance Releases That Had an Evacuation Order (2011): 9%

#4. Queens County, New York

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Number of Acute Toxic Substance Releases (2011): 96
Rate of Injury and Fatality From Acute Toxic Substance Releases (2011): 1 per 100K

Percent of Acute Toxic Substance Releases With at Least One Injurity or Fatality (2011): 17%
Percent of Acute Toxic Substance Releases That Had an Evacuation Order (2011): 46%

#3. Shelby County, Tennessee

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Number of Acute Toxic Substance Releases (2011): 100
Rate of Injury and Fatality From Acute Toxic Substance Releases (2011): 1 per 100K

Percent of Acute Toxic Substance Releases With at Least One Injurity or Fatality (2011): 5%
Percent of Acute Toxic Substance Releases That Had an Evacuation Order (2011): 5%

#2. Nassau County, New York

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Number of Acute Toxic Substance Releases (2011): 115
Rate of Injury and Fatality From Acute Toxic Substance Releases (2011): 4 per 100K

Percent of Acute Toxic Substance Releases With at Least One Injurity or Fatality (2011): 24%
Percent of Acute Toxic Substance Releases That Had an Evacuation Order (2011): 27%

#1. East Baton Rouge County, Louisiana

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Number of Acute Toxic Substance Releases (2011): 126
Rate of Injury and Fatality From Acute Toxic Substance Releases (2011): 2 per 100K

Percent of Acute Toxic Substance Releases With at Least One Injurity or Fatality (2011): 2%
Percent of Acute Toxic Substance Releases That Had an Evacuation Order (2011): 5%

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