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Environmental Release Report: DORCHESTER County, MD
 
 
  • Map Locating Toxic Chemical Releases
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in DORCHESTER County*
    Cleanest/Best Counties in US Percentile Dirtiest/Worst Counties in US
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    Total environmental releases:
    Air releases of recognized carcinogens:

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    *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 DORCHESTER County

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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 0
    Suspected Carcinogens .230
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants .230
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 0
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants .230
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 56,000
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants .230
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 56,000
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 56,000

    *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 180,997 185,788 1,500 0 368,285 13,005 NA
    1989 218,891 185,788 0 0 404,679 16,427 NA
    1990 146,014 27,000 0 0 173,014 5,603 NA
    1991 179,019 672 153 0 179,844 41,591 746,243
    1992 86,289 2,013 0 0 88,302 48,476 633,548
    1993 20,509 1,014 0 0 21,523 37,750 458,582
    1994 30,015 0 0 0 30,015 33,690 202,086
    1995 35,710 0 0 0 35,710 21,490 54,900
    1996 49,277 0 0 0 49,277 29,711 90,792
    1997 42,145 0 0 0 42,145 45,110 90,450
    1998 86,171 0 0 0 86,171 11,095 116,316
    1999 168,234 0 0 0 168,234 5,676 173,910
    2000 99,666 0 0 0 99,666 4 99,668
    2001 82,729 0 0 0 82,729 1 158,731
    2002 56,000 0 0 0 56,000 5 112,005
    "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 .259 0 0 0 .259 0 .259
    2001 .12 0 0 0 .12 0 .12
    2002 .13 0 0 0 .13 0 .13
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