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Environmental Release Report: OXFORD County, ME
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in OXFORD County*
    Cleanest/Best Counties in US Percentile Dirtiest/Worst Counties in US
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    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 OXFORD 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 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 48,118 625
    Suspected Carcinogens 111 19
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 3,047 493
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 137 131
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 352,715 22,300
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 118 130
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 159,494 1,443
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 354,452 22,850
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 531,153 22,627
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 111,000
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 456,120 90,590
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 118 130
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 106,156 67,834
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 569,168 91,502
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 567,206 22,927

    *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 1,279,435 27,141 0 0 1,306,576 144,105 NA
    1989 1,224,964 56,576 0 0 1,281,540 113,400 NA
    1990 1,034,150 52,546 0 0 1,086,696 44,069 NA
    1991 1,509,665 43,161 0 0 1,552,826 601,913 8,332,255
    1992 1,286,831 36,782 0 0 1,323,613 628,097 8,515,269
    1993 1,005,884 91,463 0 0 1,097,347 22,423 8,337,135
    1994 1,102,211 96,750 0 0 1,198,961 495,287 13,990,422
    1995 1,029,220 105,725 0 0 1,134,945 1,081,830 14,013,733
    1996 988,509 16,619 0 0 1,005,128 1,211,799 16,450,498
    1997 646,331 115,527 0 0 761,858 3,024,168 16,301,856
    1998 649,788 102,805 0 0 752,593 897,846 15,635,352
    1999 18,269 0 0 0 18,269 0 18,268
    2000 1,102,621 22,741 0 0 1,125,362 511,830 15,780,765
    2001 614,226 90,561 0 0 704,786 138,135 16,286,925
    2002 569,325 91,568 0 0 660,893 2,800 16,075,203
    "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 1.30 1.90 0 0 3.20 .3 4.00
    2001 1.20 0 0 0 1.20 .2 1.95
    2002 1.15 0 0 0 1.15 .2 1.54
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