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Environmental Release Report: CARROLL County, MD
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in CARROLL 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):
    Air releases of recognized carcinogens:
    Air releases of recognized developmental toxicants:
    Air releases of recognized reproductive toxicants:

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    Rank counties in MARYLAND or facilities in CARROLL 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 CARROLL 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 COMPOUNDS
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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 566
    Suspected Carcinogens 255
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 566
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 566
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 360,821
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 821
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 360,821
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 392,000
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 566
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 566
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 255
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 392,255
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 392,255

    *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 34,389 0 0 0 34,389 15,300 NA
    1989 38,389 0 0 0 38,389 11,300 NA
    1990 41,989 0 0 0 41,989 39,240 NA
    1991 45,759 0 0 0 45,759 42,053 87,853
    1992 3,895 0 0 0 3,895 62,650 66,545
    1993 809 0 0 0 809 23,829 24,638
    1994 255 0 0 0 255 0 0
    1995 255 0 2,150 0 2,405 127,250 129,201
    1996 500 0 2,200 0 2,700 105,955 102,355
    1997 276,500 0 5,300 0 281,800 335,956 449,278
    1998 316,520 0 3,300 0 319,820 168,427 486,959
    1999 307,005 0 1,005 0 308,010 238,129 545,229
    2000 317,290 0 510 0 317,800 212,788 528,591
    2001 293,290 0 510 0 293,800 241,155 533,412
    2002 392,821 0 3,400 0 396,221 173,967 569,992
    "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
    2001 2.40 0 0 0 2.40 0 2.40
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