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Environmental Release Report: FREDERICK County, MD
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in FREDERICK 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 FREDERICK 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 FREDERICK 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:MERCURY
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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 610,575 24
    Suspected Carcinogens 6,353 5
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 777,563 9,955
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 876 5
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 754,102 9,943
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 2,590 5
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 1,735 29
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 25,545 36
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 778,936 9,946
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 139,302 9,924
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 773,892 9,960
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 762 5
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 155,438 9,953
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 779,265 9,965
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 770,134 10,210

    *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 1,643,113 3,820 540,000 0 2,186,933 131,983 NA
    1989 461,240 1,380 0 0 462,620 105,623 NA
    1990 372,675 215 10 0 372,900 126,545 NA
    1991 410,518 70 10 0 410,598 42,522 819,784
    1992 396,719 28 5 0 396,752 75,886 710,307
    1993 496,358 55 5 0 496,418 38,476 864,159
    1994 469,430 12 5 0 469,447 48,330 876,612
    1995 372,820 15 5 0 372,840 30,437 659,991
    1996 401,750 15 760 0 402,525 30,765 741,176
    1997 368,150 15 760 0 368,925 52,224 677,288
    1998 698,914 15 750 0 699,679 750 23,447,657
    1999 603,151 45 8,600 0 611,796 19,065 18,196,563
    2000 617,912 50 13,777 0 631,739 354,271 20,086,675
    2001 573,268 292 10,065 0 583,625 4,379,840 17,325,656
    2002 779,799 10,215 1,787,146 0 2,577,161 570,803 11,785,250
    "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 1.66 0 0 0 1.66 0 1.66
    2001 1.38 0 0 0 1.38 0 1.38
    2002 5.76 0 0 0 5.76 0 5.76
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