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Environmental Release Report: HANCOCK County, ME
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in HANCOCK 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 HANCOCK 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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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Sorted by Health Effect*
  • Air Releases
    (Pounds from TRI sources)
    Water Releases
    (Pounds from TRI sources)
    Recognized Carcinogens 10 17
    Suspected Carcinogens 18,619
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 18,629 129,364
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 10 17
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 44,572 48
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 18,570
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 56,805 2,734
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 44,582 65
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 81,870 65
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 37,239
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 44,800 405
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 10 17
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 18,837 340
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 83,064 3,105
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 81,860 48

    *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 218,359 3,919 0 0 222,278 0 NA
    1989 275,580 6,070 0 0 281,650 0 NA
    1990 300,696 129,112 0 0 429,808 0 NA
    1991 385,467 56 667,816 0 1,053,339 0 989,868
    1992 381,538 205 602,189 0 983,932 0 984,620
    1993 482,435 34,543 529,065 0 1,046,043 0 1,042,877
    1994 463,488 18,882 356,712 0 839,082 0 837,622
    1995 468,223 6,718 256,445 0 731,386 0 731,386
    1996 447,321 4,949 165,749 0 618,019 0 618,019
    1997 408,851 267 178,969 0 588,087 0 588,086
    1998 425,554 292 249,269 0 675,115 0 675,010
    1999 335,429 35,058 328,607 0 699,094 0 699,092
    2000 245,094 149,331 197,753 0 592,178 78,854 696,403
    2001 143,948 159,678 140,176 0 443,801 900 472,358
    2002 83,074 132,469 54,867 0 270,411 1,748 295,859
    "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 .6497 0 .7379 0 1.39 .2273 1.62
    2001 .3641 0 .1289 0 .493 0 .4929
    2002 .2693 0 .0379 0 .3072 0 .3072
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