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

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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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  • Environmental Justice Analysis for NEW HAVEN County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:1,1-DICHLORO-1-FLUOROETHANE
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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:CHROMIUM COMPOUNDS
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:MERCURY
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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 317,388 2,920
    Suspected Carcinogens 81,300 84
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 710,479 222,876
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 116,676 37
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 492,243 18,729
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 289,697 28
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 393,206 2,184
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 748,282 18,961
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 868,572 33,719
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 22,757
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 901,165 34,957
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 2,886 35
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 636,785 5,545
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 880,590 35,049
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 712,139 33,515

    *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 9,169,128 800,964 252,323 0 10,222,415 7,392,207 NA
    1989 7,422,522 487,693 237,044 0 8,147,259 6,059,068 NA
    1990 5,967,735 504,625 98,048 0 6,570,408 5,724,842 NA
    1991 6,610,068 463,638 1,325 0 7,075,031 15,330,722 154,683,570
    1992 5,522,417 393,297 250 0 5,915,964 15,476,227 158,401,862
    1993 3,908,015 437,563 369,892 0 4,715,470 15,259,342 189,133,645
    1994 3,147,362 317,325 0 0 3,464,687 13,661,744 188,800,148
    1995 2,177,504 403,468 250 0 2,581,222 15,831,322 146,778,061
    1996 1,831,276 419,253 255 0 2,250,784 14,713,110 133,951,138
    1997 1,607,747 398,747 255 0 2,006,749 34,162,549 166,197,678
    1998 1,937,830 288,214 250 0 2,226,294 14,662,436 146,157,717
    1999 1,500,799 346,647 7,897 0 1,855,343 14,872,970 105,345,161
    2000 1,565,568 313,253 47,857 0 1,926,678 17,323,561 109,759,484
    2001 1,359,637 234,168 89 0 1,593,893 21,677,134 32,487,506
    2002 1,075,195 243,485 0 0 1,318,680 16,021,555 25,792,190
    "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 2.96 3.00 0 0 5.96 .0033 25.01
    2001 2.52 1.30 0 0 3.82 0 11.08
    2002 2.60 .09 0 0 2.69 0 10.02
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