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Environmental Release Report: WALDO County, ME
 
 
  • Map Locating Toxic Chemical Releases
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in WALDO 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 WALDO 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 WALDO County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:BENZENE
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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 313 9
    Suspected Carcinogens 4,589 36
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 1,784 60
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 735 24
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 788 26
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 313 9
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 1,247 44
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 5,794 78
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 9,617 620
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 10,159 626
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 256 5
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 4,834 582
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 10,159 630
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 9,617 620

    *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 167,917 21,200 58,500 0 247,617 5,104 NA
    1989 83,516 6,550 1,812 0 91,878 3,635 NA
    1990 44,155 5,200 0 0 49,355 1,430 NA
    1991 26,295 5,200 710 0 32,205 260 31,761
    1992 20,145 5,200 0 0 25,345 21,980 25,651
    1993 1,875 3,000 0 0 4,875 5,122 9,997
    1994 22,533 39 0 0 22,572 1,500 22,570
    1995 6,366 39 0 0 6,405 0 6,405
    1996 4,699 39 0 0 4,738 0 4,738
    1997 19,480 633 0 0 20,113 0 20,113
    1998 12,743 57 0 0 12,800 0 20,113
    1999 3,569 619 0 0 4,188 0 4,188
    2000 9,871 437 0 0 10,307 463 11,164
    2001 3,895 595 0 0 4,490 0 4,490
    2002 10,159 630 0 0 10,789 21,643 32,446
    "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
    2002 .43 0 0 0 .43 0 .43
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