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Environmental Release Report: KENNEBEC County, ME
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in KENNEBEC County*
    Cleanest/Best Counties in US Percentile Dirtiest/Worst Counties in US
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    Noncancer risk score (air and water releases):

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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 KENNEBEC County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:no data available
    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:STYRENE
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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)
    Suspected Carcinogens 2,653
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 2,653
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 2,653
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 2,653
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 2,653
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 2,653
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 2,653
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 2,653
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 2,653
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 2,653
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 2,653

    *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 112,039 724 0 0 112,763 53,365 NA
    1989 217,183 23,333 0 0 240,516 41,131 NA
    1990 125,611 86,790 826 0 213,227 54,460 NA
    1991 89,010 67,350 0 0 156,360 85,695 2,062,175
    1992 170,897 42,000 750 0 213,647 103,412 1,535,837
    1993 141,617 8,883 3,500 0 154,000 126,530 1,023,274
    1994 149,938 938 250 0 151,126 123,187 332,037
    1995 69,925 0 250 0 70,175 42,184 1,230,089
    1996 128,637 0 250 0 128,887 20,413 189,100
    1997 17,243 0 250 0 17,493 21,098 43,287
    1998 1,240 0 0 0 1,240 61,051 53,985
    1999 16,115 0 0 0 16,115 48,753 65,121
    2000 7,513 45,403 240 0 53,156 41,423 96,643
    2001 6,321 0 0 0 6,321 661,745 668,057
    2002 2,653 0 0 0 2,653 1,063,292 1,071,514
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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