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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:ARSENIC (ORGANIC OR INORGANIC COMPOUNDS)
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to cancer risk
    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:MERCURY 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 2,961 .400
    Suspected Carcinogens 5,350 1
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 267,772 37,947
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 1,640 .400
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 265,427
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 1,435
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 6,294,919 2
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 9,812 3
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 6,551,006 .400
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 7,220,936
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 268,117 1
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 1,253 .400
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 266,796 1
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 7,233,923 4
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 7,236,619 5

    *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 9,300 0 0 0 9,300 34,000 NA
    1989 894 0 0 0 894 770 NA
    1990 5,600 0 0 0 5,600 1,820 NA
    1991 7,890 0 0 0 7,890 260 8,150
    1992 7,340 0 0 0 7,340 1,080 8,470
    1993 6,990 0 0 0 6,990 1,080 8,070
    1994 1,711 5 0 0 1,716 225,910 402,046
    1995 3,734 5 0 0 3,739 33,685 68,581
    1996 1,033 0 259 0 1,292 62,212 95,090
    1997 900 0 0 0 900 380 1,090
    1998 5,281,978 80,130 73,800 0 5,435,908 565,064 6,621,571
    1999 6,907,125 104,150 3,100 0 7,014,375 247,236 8,291,896
    2000 7,343,707 114,215 36,853 0 7,494,775 298,976 9,067,908
    2001 6,807,092 29,183 189,593 0 7,025,868 949,647 8,033,664
    2002 7,249,833 37,956 53 0 7,287,842 1,286,091 8,656,242
    "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 2.30 0 0 0 2.30 0 2.30
    2001 .4874 0 0 0 .4874 0 .4874
    2002 .5195 0 0 0 .5195 0 .5195
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