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

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    Rank counties in MARYLAND or facilities in HOWARD 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 HOWARD County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:ETHYLENE OXIDE
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:ETHYLENE OXIDE
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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 736
    Suspected Carcinogens 3
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 3,544
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 3,116
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 110
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 1,046
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 2,741
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 3,539
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 3,936
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 251
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 2,608
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 3,939
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 1,839

    *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 389,802 500 305,418 0 695,720 64,552 NA
    1989 236,470 250 79,061 0 315,781 34,774 NA
    1990 301,475 500 92,223 0 394,198 67,086 NA
    1991 269,759 0 83,641 0 353,400 163,027 678,677
    1992 234,296 0 102,166 0 336,462 204,804 944,888
    1993 178,086 0 173,822 0 351,908 165,181 893,919
    1994 185,608 0 144,268 0 329,876 166,001 949,384
    1995 153,113 0 177,235 0 330,348 175,365 842,895
    1996 78,157 0 158,185 0 236,342 141,355 628,416
    1997 25,092 0 146,215 0 171,307 309,420 660,884
    1998 101,163 0 0 0 101,163 199,060 750,412
    1999 51,191 0 0 0 51,191 266,385 758,105
    2000 32,103 0 0 0 32,103 95,826 721,623
    2001 8,513 0 0 0 8,513 189,123 634,308
    2002 3,947 0 0 0 3,947 157,668 663,820
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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