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Environmental Release Report: SOMERSET County, ME
 
 
  • Map Locating Toxic Chemical Releases
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in SOMERSET 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 SOMERSET 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 61,220 2,958
    Suspected Carcinogens 147 17
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 45,088 7,016
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 198 264
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 292,018 14,000
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 78
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 198,220 8,158
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 298,741 20,903
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 678,411 37,815
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 209,000
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 587,469 132,799
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 195 263
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 327,087 111,817
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 800,853 137,657
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 758,745 42,852

    *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 2,030,047 7,790 0 0 2,037,837 1,731,056 NA
    1989 786,455 3,420 0 0 789,875 189,899 NA
    1990 996,767 189,092 21,000 0 1,206,859 86,786 NA
    1991 1,170,084 135,739 73,000 0 1,378,823 45,904 19,396,788
    1992 1,298,325 75,269 71,000 0 1,444,594 52,531 24,952,354
    1993 1,319,114 14,834 502,078 0 1,836,026 63,345 27,347,684
    1994 1,483,020 77,588 229,439 0 1,790,047 83,210 29,859,097
    1995 1,323,060 18,150 9,435 0 1,350,645 105,684 25,699,179
    1996 926,363 14,742 1,073 0 942,178 87,550 11,301,718
    1997 1,067,683 6,869 1 0 1,074,553 293,000 11,722,756
    1998 714,934 55,173 321,073 0 1,091,180 148,855 12,502,980
    1999 950,312 92,380 193,717 0 1,236,409 161,140 12,570,934
    2000 844,105 128,461 412,124 0 1,384,690 142,570 14,306,445
    2001 782,223 140,384 445,095 0 1,367,702 85,861 14,137,884
    2002 802,175 142,320 518,230 0 1,462,725 92,573 14,188,002
    "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 2.50 3.66 0 7.54 0 7.54
    2001 1.22 .2156 .1976 0 1.63 0 1.63
    2002 1.29 .1836 .2186 0 1.69 0 1.69
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