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

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    Rank counties in MARYLAND or facilities in CECIL 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 CECIL County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:1,1-DICHLORO-1-FLUOROETHANE
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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:BIFENTHRIN
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:VINYL ACETATE
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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 389
    Suspected Carcinogens 14,482
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 178,323
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 529
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 37,671
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 5,340
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 5,699
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 35,324
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 38,456
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 3,131
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 219,031
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 7,448
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 44,654
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 47,491

    *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 188,418 0 0 0 188,418 189,357 NA
    1989 244,058 0 0 0 244,058 44,845 NA
    1990 81,897 0 0 0 81,897 4,612 NA
    1991 121,761 0 33 0 121,794 109,483 259,318
    1992 88,198 0 0 0 88,198 97,707 232,232
    1993 71,763 0 0 0 71,763 67,281 204,797
    1994 74,168 0 0 0 74,168 24,230 154,554
    1995 54,722 0 0 0 54,722 255,248 388,763
    1996 203,646 0 0 0 203,646 292,961 572,813
    1997 52,693 0 0 1 52,694 545,641 463,505
    1998 387,078 0 0 0 387,078 339,500 896,408
    1999 328,026 5 0 0 328,031 259,013 796,340
    2000 279,105 5 0 0 279,110 238,686 847,872
    2001 274,345 5 0 0 274,350 538,634 1,035,922
    2002 220,214 0 0 0 220,214 567,323 944,749
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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