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Environmental Release Report: KENT County, DE
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in KENT 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 DELAWARE or facilities in KENT 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 KENT County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:ACRYLONITRILE
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:MERCURY 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 35,568
    Suspected Carcinogens 6,984
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 52,293
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 16,655
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 36,389
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 17,194
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 60,613
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 30,630
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 98,613
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 55,900
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 67,899
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 16,610
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 48,116
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 125,270
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 112,579

    *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 481,913 0 40,200 0 522,113 122,826 NA
    1989 669,279 0 0 0 669,279 110,075 NA
    1990 715,602 0 0 0 715,602 59,282 NA
    1991 765,629 0 3,700 0 769,329 101,649 16,638,239
    1992 561,759 0 0 0 561,759 82,515 16,604,734
    1993 468,266 0 9,274 0 477,540 56,976 15,193,072
    1994 321,743 0 9,049 0 330,792 88,970 15,325,018
    1995 199,452 0 0 0 199,452 100,480 15,156,479
    1996 139,785 0 0 0 139,785 53,469 15,173,817
    1997 131,945 0 0 0 131,945 145,803 15,347,703
    1998 1,637,837 0 10 0 1,637,847 128,898 17,363,508
    1999 273,498 0 0 0 273,498 96,844 15,650,905
    2000 278,740 0 0 0 278,740 220,766 16,145,334
    2001 220,262 0 2,958 0 223,220 88,612 15,479,842
    2002 125,594 0 0 0 125,594 355,976 15,540,642
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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