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Environmental Release Report: CUMBERLAND County, ME
 
 
  • Map Locating Toxic Chemical Releases
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in CUMBERLAND 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):
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    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 CUMBERLAND County

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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 COMPOUNDS
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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 11,788 43
    Suspected Carcinogens 12,072 752
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 90,990 971
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 19,183 25
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 74,829 369
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 12,545 30
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 95,593 987
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 86,768 1,137
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 165,125 1,053
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 76,888
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 120,144 1,213
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 3,531 18
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 65,205 507
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 203,204 2,064
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 159,515 1,476

    *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 1,597,166 7,864 250 0 1,605,280 666,594 NA
    1989 1,624,771 7,606 0 0 1,632,377 493,410 NA
    1990 1,454,952 9,459 5 0 1,464,416 442,514 NA
    1991 1,393,856 15,539 1,105 0 1,410,500 1,079,286 9,609,812
    1992 1,389,932 49,915 3,107 5 1,442,959 1,019,687 10,898,012
    1993 1,127,564 38,473 3,765 0 1,169,802 507,637 9,462,134
    1994 971,668 60,923 18,305 0 1,050,896 823,520 13,205,986
    1995 1,252,095 57,957 16,005 0 1,326,057 941,875 14,472,852
    1996 1,143,112 53,479 4,305 0 1,200,896 329,452 12,779,342
    1997 1,205,504 51,254 4,205 0 1,260,963 1,034,336 13,478,878
    1998 1,270,670 78,737 19,205 0 1,368,612 622,623 12,943,361
    1999 862,678 6,204 31,265 0 900,147 750,510 7,880,766
    2000 805,365 4,185 11,432 0 820,982 812,428 6,911,943
    2001 278,373 2,765 8,915 0 290,052 962,917 1,212,913
    2002 209,081 2,094 11,128 0 222,303 699,348 1,256,826
    "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 .1336 0 .0058 0 .1394 3.00 4.70
    2001 1.62 0 1.64 0 3.25 .5022 3.75
    2002 .9647 0 1.57 0 2.54 .2126 3.39
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