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Environmental Release Report: BRISTOL County, MA
 
 
  • Map Locating Toxic Chemical Releases
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in BRISTOL 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):
    Air releases of recognized carcinogens:
    Air releases of recognized developmental toxicants:
    Air releases of recognized reproductive toxicants:

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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 BRISTOL County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:CHROMIUM 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 50,992 185
    Suspected Carcinogens 2,348 .984
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 254,666 237
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 61,141 9
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 314,621 227
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 30,929 1
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 1,468,717 273
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 274,360 2,961
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 1,778,641 76
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 1,532,585
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 405,339 76
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 228 9
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 291,224 249
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 1,856,337 388
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 1,809,009 383

    *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 3,898,986 430,235 16,533 0 4,345,754 4,396,952 NA
    1989 3,475,182 811,882 17,800 0 4,304,864 3,881,941 NA
    1990 3,066,648 234,566 19,020 5 3,320,239 2,724,790 NA
    1991 2,286,119 142,390 69,942 0 2,498,451 5,772,971 28,571,366
    1992 2,261,694 50,288 920 0 2,312,902 7,108,905 27,872,116
    1993 1,948,583 17,366 7,577 0 1,973,526 8,281,844 33,841,444
    1994 1,587,884 2,905 10,700 0 1,601,489 13,323,732 32,199,446
    1995 1,266,547 775 8,476 0 1,275,798 14,353,202 35,188,758
    1996 1,217,761 2,047 6,639 0 1,226,447 17,895,229 39,328,476
    1997 1,045,762 1,586 2,552 0 1,049,900 35,213,972 32,002,378
    1998 2,756,217 2,209 37,764 0 2,796,190 13,935,166 33,336,306
    1999 2,816,179 22,822 2,614 0 2,841,615 14,236,004 34,357,851
    2000 3,011,542 5,400 258,396 0 3,275,338 15,003,790 27,940,835
    2001 2,491,467 3,948 38,644 0 2,534,059 11,897,907 22,090,466
    2002 1,859,756 3,406 1,090 0 1,864,252 14,521,360 23,540,033
    "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 4.95 0 0 0 4.95 0 4.95
    2001 4.79 0 0 0 4.79 0 4.79
    2002 4.84 0 0 0 4.84 0 4.84
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