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Environmental Release Report: BARNSTABLE County, MA
 
 
  • Map Locating Toxic Chemical Releases
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in BARNSTABLE 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 MASSACHUSETTS or facilities in BARNSTABLE 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 BARNSTABLE County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:NICKEL 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 13,000 346
    Suspected Carcinogens 24
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 13,024 346
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 167 3
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 13,057 343
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants .300
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 122,069 756
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 7,679 52,919
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 107,602 3
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 316,177
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 371 3
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 145 3
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 12,855 343
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 331,056 753
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 329,236 343

    *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 24,000 0 0 0 24,000 2,500 NA
    1989 0 0 0 0 0 0 NA
    1990 0 0 0 0 0 0 NA
    1991 12,700 0 0 0 12,700 283,600 296,300
    1992 8,362 5 0 0 8,367 275,084 283,447
    1993 0 0 0 0 0 230,000 230,000
    1994 0 0 0 0 0 280,000 270,000
    1995 0 0 0 0 0 190,000 190,000
    1996 0 0 0 0 0 57,300 40,000
    1998 1,973,030 0 0 0 1,973,030 75,616 2,048,994
    1999 535,329 313 0 0 535,642 96,631 632,273
    2000 373,652 38,527 57,019 0 469,198 154,976 659,513
    2001 355,785 58,308 67,393 0 481,486 265,230 746,694
    2002 338,555 53,672 66,746 0 458,973 262,106 996,813
    "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 2.82 0 0 0 2.82 0 2.82
    2001 2.78 0 0 0 2.78 0 2.78
    2002 2.67 0 0 0 2.67 0 2.67
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