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Environmental Release Report: KNOX County, ME
 
 
  • Map Locating Toxic Chemical Releases
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in KNOX 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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    Rank counties in MAINE or facilities in KNOX County by chemical releases or waste generation

    *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 KNOX County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:LEAD
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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 32
    Suspected Carcinogens 34,704
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 34,761
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 57
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 34,704
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 34,761
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 34,761
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 34,761
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 34,761
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 34,761
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 32
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 34,729
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 34,940
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 34,940

    *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 201,774 9 5,317 0 207,100 237 NA
    1989 109,614 21 4,570 0 114,205 500 NA
    1990 94,561 37 4,410 0 99,008 76 NA
    1991 68,194 53 3,101 0 71,348 16,686 161,255
    1992 80,678 41 3,622 0 84,341 16,142 189,593
    1993 118,840 48 3,652 0 122,540 33,804 245,160
    1994 125,346 337 5,510 0 131,193 50,181 337,016
    1995 46,782 333 8,195 0 55,310 39,982 182,075
    1996 30,554 40 5,250 0 35,844 1,285 228,534
    1997 15,699 21 3,057 0 18,777 1,218 186,910
    1998 32,288 29 890 0 33,207 0 165,399
    1999 32,504 11 164 0 32,679 141,594 332,416
    2000 32,096 0 184 0 32,280 160,698 355,788
    2001 218 0 68 0 286 140,988 279,165
    2002 34,940 0 59 0 34,999 152,952 343,372
    "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 1.25 0 0 0 1.25 .09 1.34
    2001 .75 0 0 0 .75 0 .75
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