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Environmental Release Report: MIDDLESEX County, CT
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in MIDDLESEX 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 MIDDLESEX 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 MIDDLESEX County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:CHROMIUM
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to cancer risk
    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 14,288 98
    Suspected Carcinogens 78 39
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 108,698 98
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 74,567 17
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 34,139 81
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 13,505
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 88,403 137
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 108,278 137
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 111,470 261
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 7,400
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 111,606 278
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 34 17
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 110,641 300
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 119,109 300
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 119,599 300

    *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 915,321 474 119,863 0 1,035,658 597,264 NA
    1989 917,885 52 91,386 0 1,009,323 272,941 NA
    1990 816,817 103 64,431 5 881,356 209,271 NA
    1991 771,851 158 1,450 0 773,459 1,021,260 6,928,603
    1992 600,593 177 3,221 0 603,991 777,296 7,322,249
    1993 482,885 100 1,331 0 484,316 863,167 7,304,729
    1994 255,773 28 1,253 0 257,054 583,159 1,689,348
    1995 214,549 50 90,441 0 305,040 1,094,039 2,059,055
    1996 196,083 38 28,355 0 224,476 1,969,037 2,907,346
    1997 237,109 514 34,363 0 271,986 7,983,537 5,469,942
    1998 419,325 1,250 36,686 0 457,261 1,026,866 2,302,412
    1999 349,465 750 42 0 350,257 1,148,377 2,534,363
    2000 386,358 209 46 0 386,613 1,123,070 3,408,492
    2001 285,698 292 117 0 286,108 1,049,047 2,530,478
    2002 120,643 317 269 0 121,229 394,865 1,341,502
    "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
    2000 1.00 0 0 0 1.00 0 1.00
    2001 1.16 0 0 0 1.16 0 1.16
    2002 .5 0 0 0 .5 0 .5
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