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Environmental Release Report: LITCHFIELD County, CT
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in LITCHFIELD County*
    Cleanest/Best Counties in US Percentile Dirtiest/Worst Counties in US
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    Total environmental releases:
    Cancer risk score (air and water releases):
    Noncancer risk score (air and water releases):
    Air releases of recognized carcinogens:
    Air releases of recognized developmental toxicants:
    Air releases of recognized reproductive toxicants:

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    Rank counties in CONNECTICUT or facilities in LITCHFIELD County 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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  • Environmental Justice Analysis for LITCHFIELD County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:TETRACHLOROETHYLENE
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:LEAD COMPOUNDS
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    See Scorecard's estimates of the health risks associated with outdoor air pollution for this area

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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 132,401 418
    Suspected Carcinogens 9,826 67
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 192,925 239,981
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 41,361 30
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 132,432 389
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 92,623 93
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 53,377 546
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 224,006 310
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 182,135 36
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 229,889 99
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 212 30
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 193,456 389
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 188,750 823
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 137,473 549

    *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
    6 TRI chemicals released to air in the United States lack the risk assessment values required for safety assessment
    218 TRI chemicals released to air in the United States lack the exposure estimates required for safety assessment
    Water Releases
    5 TRI chems released to water in the United States lack the risk assessment values required for safety assessment
    172 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 1,394,417 12,058 40,250 0 1,446,725 1,531,258 NA
    1989 1,127,342 11,790 77 0 1,139,209 901,110 NA
    1990 818,967 9,206 1,906 0 830,079 602,947 NA
    1991 1,059,654 3,224 0 0 1,062,878 3,378,583 7,097,051
    1992 846,319 2,539 0 0 848,858 2,103,249 5,532,616
    1993 841,196 1,559 0 0 842,755 2,224,981 8,783,720
    1994 533,829 1,095 0 0 534,924 1,699,117 5,036,834
    1995 482,738 984 0 0 483,722 1,915,190 4,522,370
    1996 427,482 22,331 0 0 449,813 2,011,668 3,997,982
    1997 459,406 24,927 0 0 484,333 3,733,675 3,266,988
    1998 289,209 99,925 0 0 389,134 1,014,848 2,993,836
    1999 213,369 421,235 0 0 634,604 835,513 2,681,856
    2000 314,353 314,514 15 0 628,881 962,998 2,540,002
    2001 226,499 239,324 29 0 465,852 1,930,287 3,406,690
    2002 283,938 240,327 58 0 524,323 2,086,652 3,312,439
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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