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Environmental Release Report: WASHINGTON County, MD
 
 
  • Map Locating Toxic Chemical Releases
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in WASHINGTON 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 WASHINGTON 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 WASHINGTON County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:LEAD COMPOUNDS
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to cancer risk
    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:MERCURY
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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 6,310
    Suspected Carcinogens 178,797 167
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 440,359 117,316
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 39,467
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 432,359
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 184,718
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 384,571 172
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 360,326 172
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 614,190
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 296,435
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 477,594 813
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 58
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 444,104 813
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 642,590 990
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 566,441 507

    *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 964,280 575,472 4,343 0 1,544,095 312,130 NA
    1989 1,061,021 104,050 1,830 0 1,166,901 120,897 NA
    1990 1,225,143 324,874 12,196 0 1,562,213 244,209 NA
    1991 1,434,163 43,227 22,059 0 1,499,449 573,877 2,551,840
    1992 624,332 153,609 32,960 0 810,901 348,717 1,880,194
    1993 709,582 22,210 1,365 0 733,157 557,554 1,956,162
    1994 804,998 18,380 948 0 824,326 2,348,453 3,782,188
    1995 831,327 69,580 1,074 0 901,981 4,140,758 5,287,636
    1996 587,892 49,651 59,255 0 696,798 1,195,970 2,208,131
    1997 588,116 22,457 5 0 610,578 3,591,986 3,118,068
    1998 865,739 61,757 21,002 0 948,498 2,142,579 3,925,792
    1999 915,365 62,567 26,704 0 1,004,636 2,180,541 3,899,117
    2000 1,059,946 99,244 43,044 0 1,202,234 2,103,079 4,169,716
    2001 669,090 124,147 46,148 0 839,385 1,776,086 3,562,527
    2002 666,113 118,646 44,412 0 829,171 1,893,192 3,887,172
    "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
    2002 .05 0 0 0 .05 0 .05
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