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Environmental Release Report: NEW CASTLE County, DE
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in NEW CASTLE 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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    *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 CASTLE County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:VINYL CHLORIDE
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:MERCURY
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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 187,123 10,900
    Suspected Carcinogens 147,974 4,252
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 939,389 136,348
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 85,915 11,664
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 877,163 64,606
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 34,600 9,675
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 2,155,712 24,503
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 689,211 110,109
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 2,923,808 79,411
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 2,641,782
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 1,502,347 176,895
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 8,222 6,790
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 921,592 99,235
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 3,854,498 201,704
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 3,639,409 128,244

    *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 6,459,699 563,624 230,917 0 7,254,240 7,872,182 NA
    1989 7,052,596 630,423 152,911 0 7,835,930 5,896,392 NA
    1990 4,546,083 408,207 182,449 0 5,136,739 5,695,021 NA
    1991 4,556,858 345,733 151,015 0 5,053,606 11,296,666 94,656,965
    1992 3,946,586 188,412 138,342 0 4,273,340 12,322,676 94,254,225
    1993 3,429,751 128,379 164,790 0 3,722,920 20,879,135 128,848,511
    1994 3,180,670 76,564 148,413 0 3,405,647 19,591,082 137,501,877
    1995 2,862,153 39,404 14,104 0 2,915,661 23,580,266 95,773,957
    1996 2,130,436 33,274 26,495 0 2,190,205 17,071,223 85,057,187
    1997 1,759,737 78,709 297,989 0 2,136,435 30,265,954 124,995,636
    1998 5,335,117 126,686 295,365 0 5,757,168 17,659,016 125,498,017
    1999 3,652,650 75,742 263,978 0 3,992,370 17,488,434 130,401,697
    2000 4,302,800 97,109 723,999 0 5,123,907 17,710,876 130,983,172
    2001 4,185,942 123,050 363,813 0 4,672,805 16,867,609 96,316,097
    2002 4,107,228 232,685 307,118 0 4,647,031 13,216,612 79,924,397
    "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 3.44 13.99 .2 0 17.63 39,410 39,430
    2001 4.08 17.74 5,832 0 5,854 70,880 76,730
    2002 3.13 13.59 0 0 16.72 69,400 69,420
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