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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:1,1-DICHLORO-1-FLUOROETHANE
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to ozone depletion
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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:LEAD COMPOUNDS
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:LEAD 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 57,597
    Suspected Carcinogens 23,912
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 410,602
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 236,445
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 287,020
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 55,649
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 286,052 200
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 545,738 6
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 560,470 1
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 2,765
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 601,204 1
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 11,077
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 445,930 1
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 574,987 207
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 505,270 301

    *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 7,431,447 14,891 1,405 0 7,447,743 7,510,770 NA
    1989 6,954,206 1,305 1,303 0 6,956,814 6,542,880 NA
    1990 4,829,291 6,035 2,107 10 4,837,443 4,771,543 NA
    1991 4,943,283 16,450 23,339 0 4,983,072 9,344,453 32,032,683
    1992 3,590,197 11,744 9,912 0 3,611,853 9,805,447 28,750,657
    1993 2,525,281 5,465 358 0 2,531,104 7,743,809 22,479,725
    1994 2,068,329 4,035 350 0 2,072,714 7,891,380 20,889,947
    1995 1,678,266 31,046 707 0 1,710,019 7,774,764 20,531,483
    1996 1,380,403 17,074 600 0 1,398,077 7,373,815 19,076,056
    1997 1,304,030 59 28,425 0 1,332,514 11,983,853 16,635,404
    1998 1,047,889 81 500 0 1,048,470 8,002,514 17,371,754
    1999 889,911 82 500 0 890,493 7,405,559 16,830,550
    2000 774,149 871 8,015 0 783,035 8,591,940 17,477,635
    2001 671,681 1,120 5,521 0 678,322 6,178,954 14,746,898
    2002 614,926 507 5,211 0 620,644 6,389,330 14,387,930
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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