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

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    Rank counties in MASSACHUSETTS or facilities in BERKSHIRE 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 BERKSHIRE County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:FORMALDEHYDE
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    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)
    Recognized Carcinogens 8,465 5,335
    Suspected Carcinogens .175
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 30,341
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 30,341
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 59 0
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 38,806 5,335
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 30,400
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 94,920 5,335
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 94,920 5,335
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 94,861 5,335
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 95,106 5,335
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 95,106 5,335

    *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 879,963 4,383 51,650 0 935,996 938,233 NA
    1989 770,812 1,977 3,810 0 776,599 747,106 NA
    1990 611,129 3,350 46 0 614,525 606,703 NA
    1991 591,722 3,621 32 0 595,375 2,197,224 6,155,563
    1992 728,522 3,659 0 0 732,181 2,338,496 8,268,023
    1993 576,840 1,866 25 0 578,731 2,539,842 16,268,633
    1994 601,619 203 0 0 601,822 2,204,913 5,760,684
    1995 628,982 161 0 0 629,143 1,833,021 5,761,997
    1996 494,468 139 0 0 494,607 1,457,109 3,207,879
    1997 374,856 0 0 0 374,856 778,601 1,853,589
    1998 316,642 0 0 0 316,642 325,127 1,802,307
    1999 206,901 0 0 0 206,901 174,062 1,388,732
    2000 143,029 57,774 0 0 200,803 167,703 1,488,134
    2001 242,155 6,438 0 0 248,593 108,941 1,324,820
    2002 95,106 5,335 0 0 100,441 43,620 479,208
    "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 .02 .07 0 0 .09 .1978 .328
    2001 .03 .1 0 0 .13 .35 .477
    2002 .018 .15 0 0 .168 .47 .6378
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