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Environmental Release Report: YORK County, ME
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in YORK 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 YORK 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 YORK County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:CHROMIUM
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:LEAD
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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 259 17
    Suspected Carcinogens 214 5
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 66,552 17
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 5
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 66,695 17
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 503
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 11,300 22
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 58,200 22
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 68,330 5
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 5
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 68,816 17
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 5
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 64,499 22
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 69,534 22
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 15,824 22

    *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 1,529,776 196,378 0 0 1,726,154 488,543 NA
    1989 2,002,313 128,272 5 0 2,130,590 816,143 NA
    1990 1,860,973 98 176,785 0 2,037,856 608,194 NA
    1991 1,577,091 10 251,731 0 1,828,832 738,659 3,772,440
    1992 1,408,582 3 189,407 0 1,597,992 768,442 3,543,339
    1993 997,932 25 258,097 0 1,256,054 1,018,113 3,233,290
    1994 426,062 15 0 0 426,077 1,309,524 3,078,437
    1995 367,980 1,331 0 0 369,311 1,082,147 2,880,441
    1996 265,618 62,021 0 0 327,639 817,386 2,622,423
    1997 229,716 35,800 0 0 265,516 9,667,623 6,863,242
    1998 203,260 24,016 0 0 227,276 771,819 2,652,669
    1999 167,863 21,012 0 0 188,875 1,079,332 2,786,641
    2000 261,826 15 32,805 0 294,646 805,454 2,522,865
    2001 158,101 23 71 0 158,195 715,717 1,923,683
    2002 69,536 22 14 0 69,571 612,324 1,944,532
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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