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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:DICHLOROMETHANE
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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 54,723
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 186,340
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 26,407
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 144,563
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 54,685
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 24,545
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 219,740
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 223,762
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 221,139
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 2,990
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 184,879
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 224,065
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 170,058

    *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 798,505 0 0 0 798,505 76,597 NA
    1989 1,366,971 0 0 0 1,366,971 266,160 NA
    1990 969,551 0 0 0 969,551 223,204 NA
    1991 611,125 0 0 0 611,125 205,031 1,331,048
    1992 500,108 250 0 0 500,358 119,981 1,076,954
    1993 383,475 5 0 0 383,480 176,876 1,023,530
    1994 320,044 0 0 0 320,044 152,189 763,476
    1995 310,617 0 0 0 310,617 174,789 826,571
    1996 308,957 0 1,065 0 310,022 195,199 809,020
    1997 371,826 1 0 0 371,827 570,568 947,002
    1998 292,085 0 0 0 292,085 203,231 804,683
    1999 339,743 0 0 0 339,743 447,888 918,286
    2000 350,110 0 0 0 350,110 454,396 1,480,200
    2001 285,795 0 1,873 0 287,668 382,580 856,365
    2002 224,068 0 1,319 0 225,387 323,292 713,281
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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