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Environmental Release Report: NORFOLK County, MA
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in NORFOLK 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:
    Air releases of recognized reproductive toxicants:

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    Rank counties in MASSACHUSETTS or facilities in NORFOLK 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 NORFOLK 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 COMPOUNDS
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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 15,309 11
    Suspected Carcinogens 12,265 73
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 90,522 382
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 23,896 3
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 65,114 18
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 14,947 3
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 27,762 17
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 108,826 91
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 142,335 89
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 20
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 155,950 91
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 970 3
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 126,820 24
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 147,332 101
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 100,495 87

    *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 1,228,034 73 1,138 4,000 1,233,245 615,688 NA
    1989 1,049,104 116 771 0 1,049,991 633,703 NA
    1990 1,015,466 140 836 5 1,016,447 424,537 NA
    1991 1,005,248 884 357 0 1,006,489 1,356,974 5,533,749
    1992 994,434 149 398 0 994,981 1,289,303 5,609,586
    1993 830,762 632 219 0 831,613 1,249,788 4,676,087
    1994 674,167 661 601 0 675,429 1,212,962 4,745,873
    1995 809,423 58 231 0 809,712 1,164,077 4,814,133
    1996 637,819 116 440 0 638,375 1,068,091 5,450,959
    1997 228,379 32 0 0 228,411 2,776,503 4,620,110
    1998 233,734 115 0 0 233,849 2,549,691 6,380,045
    1999 231,304 160 0 0 231,464 2,677,235 6,279,257
    2000 230,466 433 41,470 0 272,369 1,937,551 5,705,011
    2001 153,506 426 1,217 0 155,149 2,715,462 4,107,067
    2002 157,554 461 27 0 158,043 1,995,459 3,599,838
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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