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Environmental Release Report: FRANKLIN County, MA
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in FRANKLIN 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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    Rank counties in MASSACHUSETTS or facilities in FRANKLIN 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 FRANKLIN County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:CHROMIUM
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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 271
    Suspected Carcinogens 68
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 11,830
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 233
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 11,597
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 233
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 10,884
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 11,898
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 11,860
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 11,794
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 233
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 11,665
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 11,898
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 11,862

    *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 156,869 0 28,570 0 185,439 2,780,328 NA
    1989 124,961 0 55,233 0 180,194 1,022,328 NA
    1990 499,931 0 24,400 0 524,331 172,940 NA
    1991 71,481 0 20,475 0 91,956 274,407 412,453
    1992 44,493 5 15,750 0 60,248 244,300 1,667,188
    1993 15,003 231 0 0 15,234 296,822 2,580,916
    1994 11,829 0 0 0 11,829 184,229 2,467,247
    1995 14,751 0 0 0 14,751 686,733 848,242
    1996 19,871 0 0 0 19,871 710,150 843,145
    1997 12,280 0 0 0 12,280 1,449,060 920,867
    1998 14,835 0 0 0 14,835 797,556 901,759
    1999 11,508 0 0 0 11,508 76,175 223,130
    2000 9,532 0 0 0 9,532 1,290,942 1,408,416
    2001 18,874 0 0 0 18,874 720,652 858,719
    2002 11,898 0 0 0 11,898 725,945 749,728
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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