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

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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 WORCESTER 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:AMMONIA
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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 Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 45,000
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 260
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 260
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 260
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 260
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 260

    *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 51,253 0 0 0 51,253 50,000 NA
    1989 507 0 0 0 507 0 NA
    1990 504 0 0 0 504 0 NA
    1991 8,751 3,001 0 0 11,752 0 3
    1992 16,001 29,001 0 0 45,002 0 47,780
    1993 16,132 31,750 0 0 47,882 0 55,212
    1994 15,397 54,217 0 22,000 91,614 0 123,164
    1995 5,576 5,290 0 0 10,866 0 37,412
    1996 1,993 636 0 0 2,629 0 14,175
    1997 2,956 660 0 0 3,616 0 15,153
    1998 2,310 382 0 0 2,692 0 2,238
    1999 3,110 58,739 363 0 62,212 0 86,762
    2000 0 44,196 215 0 44,411 0 44,411
    2001 100 0 0 0 100 0 100
    2002 0 45,260 100 0 45,360 0 76,502
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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