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Environmental Release Report: ESSEX County, MA
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in ESSEX 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):
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    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 ESSEX 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:LEAD
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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 3,924 924
    Suspected Carcinogens 702 231
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 574,633 926
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 33,435 3
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 349,411 923
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 1,436
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 111,358 1,215
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 312,149 1,916
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 938,051 860
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 152,293
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 896,711 870
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 540 3
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 688,653 1,160
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 986,652 1,221
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 747,363 1,160

    *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 4,737,270 10,521 791,000 0 5,538,791 3,472,424 NA
    1989 4,008,018 8,899 11,294 0 4,028,211 1,246,434 NA
    1990 3,528,004 8,040 10 0 3,536,054 1,178,828 NA
    1991 2,126,809 25 16,035 0 2,142,869 3,765,519 12,294,057
    1992 2,212,835 59 20,127 0 2,233,021 3,534,683 12,204,911
    1993 1,847,967 311 74 0 1,848,352 2,553,989 11,225,583
    1994 1,614,472 149 20 0 1,614,641 3,033,038 9,033,115
    1995 1,432,282 79,933 25 0 1,512,240 3,726,085 8,269,426
    1996 1,118,547 62,209 1,614 0 1,182,370 3,151,441 7,376,979
    1997 915,043 47,255 8,361 0 970,659 6,640,075 8,226,643
    1998 1,906,319 57,682 250 0 1,964,251 3,770,799 10,101,793
    1999 1,505,666 71,069 20 0 1,576,755 2,893,657 9,689,142
    2000 2,919,405 90,267 20 0 3,009,692 2,897,691 12,025,165
    2001 1,380,753 2,611 256 0 1,383,620 2,863,644 12,264,380
    2002 1,010,221 2,047 18 0 1,012,286 2,653,321 13,678,229
    "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 2.32 0 0 0 2.32 0 2.32
    2001 2.42 0 0 0 2.42 0 2.42
    2002 1.92 0 0 0 1.92 .011 1.93
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