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Environmental Release Report: PENOBSCOT County, ME
 
 
  • Map Locating Toxic Chemical Releases
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in PENOBSCOT 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 PENOBSCOT 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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    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 29,635 2,531
    Suspected Carcinogens 85 14
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 17,926 145,068
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 13,008 690
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 653,395 31,001
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 227
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 42,926 2,531
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 654,064 41,319
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 738,100 45,164
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 214,197
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 762,882 95,097
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 504 690
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 141,547 60,057
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 991,125 94,334
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 990,501 45,014

    *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 3,512,240 131,983 323,575 0 3,967,798 615,234 NA
    1989 3,566,191 54,896 258,577 0 3,879,664 718,944 NA
    1990 3,349,023 40,786 265,600 0 3,655,409 664,388 NA
    1991 3,227,358 51,108 254,336 0 3,532,802 862,383 31,892,508
    1992 2,690,165 73,501 224,202 0 2,987,868 533,562 37,977,590
    1993 2,267,109 101,012 16,695 0 2,384,816 637,596 37,946,393
    1994 1,883,606 38,604 19,606 0 1,941,816 434,712 32,240,459
    1995 1,792,228 326,553 3,355 0 2,122,136 394,760 21,038,097
    1996 1,714,575 315,541 9,007 0 2,039,123 596,110 24,030,350
    1997 1,381,947 358,982 13,632 0 1,754,561 1,142,633 20,656,598
    1998 1,530,016 389,670 42,210 0 1,961,896 621,493 23,247,142
    1999 1,356,821 331,815 34,010 0 1,722,646 710,956 22,035,197
    2000 1,331,857 258,472 29,688 0 1,620,017 586,931 16,859,412
    2001 1,134,236 300,347 1,616 0 1,436,198 551,659 11,798,068
    2002 993,082 225,660 2,121 0 1,220,863 421,262 12,863,475
    "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 1.38 0 .401 0 1.78 1.84 3.99
    2001 1.48 .036 .02 0 1.54 1.48 3.01
    2002 1.46 .037 0 0 1.50 .0745 2.61
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