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Environmental Release Report: PRINCE GEORGE'S County, MD
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in PRINCE GEORGE'S 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):
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    Air releases of recognized developmental toxicants:
    Air releases of recognized reproductive toxicants:

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    Rank counties in MARYLAND or facilities in PRINCE GEORGE'S 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 PRINCE GEORGE'S County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:ARSENIC (ORGANIC OR INORGANIC COMPOUNDS)
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    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 6,301 1,062
    Suspected Carcinogens 1,149 54
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 181,686 1,085
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 1,565 23
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 179,801 1,054
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 176
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 4,686,458 1,400
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 6,425 2,412
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 4,851,967 46
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 5,257,816
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 176,565 108
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 366 23
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 181,570 1,109
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 5,270,145 3,757
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 5,266,695 1,465

    *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 203,251 3,171 0 0 206,422 146,738 NA
    1989 227,297 350 100 0 227,747 136,658 NA
    1990 218,352 337 1,260 0 219,949 167,271 NA
    1991 197,943 760 0 0 198,703 225,400 318,233
    1992 211,103 510 250 0 211,863 281,808 586,519
    1993 105,455 760 0 0 106,215 250,132 428,711
    1994 17,998 760 79,820 500 99,078 254,534 390,590
    1995 8,171 760 72,000 0 80,931 274,004 445,070
    1996 9,417 760 78,541 0 88,718 226,305 416,516
    1997 25,854 3,260 0 0 29,114 695,262 475,061
    1998 3,332,139 32,610 86,850 0 3,451,599 437,325 53,530,388
    1999 5,513,143 38,760 81,400 0 5,633,303 455,539 74,032,423
    2000 3,881,885 13,115 86,750 0 3,981,750 564,786 5,320,144
    2001 3,757,724 5,452 110,465 0 3,873,641 916,876 6,704,229
    2002 5,274,666 4,222 79,514 0 5,358,402 1,098,124 6,488,253
    "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 1.50 0 0 0 1.50 0 1.50
    2001 1.55 0 0 0 1.55 0 1.55
    2002 1.29 0 0 0 1.29 0 1.29
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