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Environmental Release Report: WINDHAM County, CT
 
 
  • Map Locating Toxic Chemical Releases
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in WINDHAM 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 WINDHAM 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 WINDHAM County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:LEAD COMPOUNDS
    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 158 8
    Suspected Carcinogens 5,709 5
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 11,999 81
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 160 8
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 9,858 73
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 22
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 562 251
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 8,732 81
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 28,647 81
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 25,360 8
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 158 8
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 28,489 73
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 30,116 321
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 29,685 5

    *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 876,622 938 150,250 0 1,027,810 296,935 NA
    1989 453,518 11,412 0 0 464,930 1,297,198 NA
    1990 439,775 4 0 0 439,779 173,411 NA
    1991 306,102 2 0 0 306,104 290,833 753,118
    1992 170,159 195 0 0 170,354 173,609 431,266
    1993 123,317 235 0 0 123,552 290,834 443,895
    1994 123,841 79 175 0 124,095 293,162 423,125
    1995 168,624 260 0 0 168,884 268,503 441,381
    1996 115,619 260 0 0 115,879 258,703 373,960
    1997 138,956 260 0 0 139,216 312,007 310,324
    1998 104,303 586 0 0 104,889 202,411 314,905
    1999 66,912 569 0 0 67,481 98,792 165,719
    2000 71,120 1,244 0 0 72,364 5,567,941 5,606,343
    2001 18,786 1,131 0 0 19,917 2,776,974 2,798,701
    2002 31,556 329 0 0 31,885 1,591,814 1,634,546
    "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 .03 0 0 0 .03 4.17 .03
    2001 .01 0 0 0 .01 1.09 1.10
    2002 .01 0 0 0 .01 1.09 1.10
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