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Environmental Release Report: KENT County, MD
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in KENT County*
    Cleanest/Best Counties in US Percentile Dirtiest/Worst Counties in US
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    Noncancer risk score (air and water releases):
    Air releases of recognized developmental 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 KENT County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:no data available
    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:TOLUENE
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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)
    Suspected Carcinogens .014
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 10,580 1
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 10,577 1
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 3
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 10,795 1
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 10,580 1
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 10,764 1
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 10,764 1
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 10,580 1
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 10,798 1
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 10,798 1

    *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 10,822 3 15,150 0 25,975 165,098 NA
    1989 11,225 3 0 0 11,228 157,855 NA
    1990 16,272 3 0 0 16,275 223,690 NA
    1991 15,974 3 0 0 15,977 258,680 1,167,865
    1992 17,107 4 1 0 17,112 100,379 980,639
    1993 18,008 15 0 0 18,023 1,827,081 1,182,050
    1994 44,368 15 0 0 44,383 107,392 1,779,200
    1995 29,657 10 90 0 29,757 155,102 3,496,797
    1996 27,307 0 69 0 27,376 201,252 2,730,577
    1997 54,760 1 126 0 54,887 451,718 1,639,499
    1998 14,600 0 10 0 14,610 117,024 1,571,154
    1999 15,137 1 0 0 15,138 124,532 1,786,172
    2000 12,362 1 0 0 12,363 92,195 1,904,500
    2001 11,423 0 43 0 11,466 263,822 1,680,498
    2002 10,798 1 0 0 10,799 167,802 1,636,059
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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