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Environmental Release Report: FRANKLIN County, ME
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in FRANKLIN County*
    Cleanest/Best Counties in US Percentile Dirtiest/Worst Counties in US
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    Cancer 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 FRANKLIN County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:LEAD COMPOUNDS
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    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 80,159 16,475
    Suspected Carcinogens 120
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 33,717 55,651
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 132 320
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 274,420 60,206
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 81,759 23,575
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 274,292 60,526
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 366,231 56,981
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 74,218
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 442,326 163,986
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 132 320
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 176,869 103,541
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 517,892 170,646
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 516,752 70,666

    *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 979,634 22,840 659,600 0 1,662,074 28,200 NA
    1989 1,438,497 13,900 175,825 0 1,628,222 4,000 NA
    1990 986,147 257,600 35,655 0 1,279,402 7,351 NA
    1991 997,337 250,000 362,055 0 1,609,392 120,634 9,622,801
    1992 1,145,489 145,961 367,920 0 1,659,370 108,893 10,963,697
    1993 905,441 209,648 56,361 0 1,171,450 72,027 8,653,623
    1994 908,355 83,938 1,535 0 993,828 5,811 13,171,066
    1995 907,107 11,777 2,913 0 921,797 6,341 12,638,474
    1996 732,259 12,513 3,131 0 747,903 2,610 11,436,689
    1997 573,601 150,700 69,915 0 794,216 27,426 12,638,117
    1998 593,324 135,780 73,301 0 802,405 26,017 11,566,704
    1999 738,483 177,246 64,039 0 979,768 0 11,232,081
    2000 629,713 195,946 151,460 0 977,119 13,325 11,159,077
    2001 549,975 217,800 76,089 0 843,864 8,396 10,977,320
    2002 518,196 226,086 69,040 0 813,322 8 10,186,099
    "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 1.32 .0214 .4561 0 1.79 0 1.79
    2001 1.41 .0213 .3781 0 1.81 0 1.81
    2002 1.52 .0213 .0497 0 1.59 0 1.59
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