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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:CHROMIUM COMPOUNDS
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to cancer risk
    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:MERCURY COMPOUNDS
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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 836 10
    Suspected Carcinogens 576 7
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 87,711 284
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 541 6
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 87,167 4
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 8
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 1,793,500 23
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 1,873 2,262
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 1,878,658 6
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 2,031,392
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 88,100 15
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 283 6
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 87,863 13
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 2,034,158 2,265
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 2,033,773 47

    *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 20,200 0 0 0 20,200 752 NA
    1989 13,900 0 0 0 13,900 10,040 NA
    1990 27,440 0 0 0 27,440 14,518 NA
    1991 32,210 0 0 0 32,210 60,762 103,617
    1992 15,325 0 0 0 15,325 55,985 85,924
    1993 25,350 0 0 0 25,350 69,535 110,947
    1994 22,895 0 0 0 22,895 152,855 127,940
    1995 1,018 0 0 0 1,018 68,847 135,912
    1996 0 0 0 0 0 39,305 113,966
    1997 1,265 0 0 0 1,265 92,296 98,334
    1998 2,634,535 92,010 64,600 0 2,791,145 211,283 3,358,101
    1999 2,332,520 73,000 6,800 0 2,412,320 63,100 5,680,425
    2000 2,003,985 49,750 4,954 0 2,058,690 200,352 5,422,182
    2001 2,072,643 2,295 9,438 0 2,084,375 459,911 5,358,106
    2002 2,036,364 2,591 1,079 0 2,040,034 461,831 5,330,815
    "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 .86 0 0 0 .86 0 .86
    2001 .2208 0 0 0 .2208 0 .2208
    2002 .2227 0 0 0 .2227 0 .2227
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