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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:DICHLORODIFLUOROMETHANE
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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:BENZENE
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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 9,833 7
    Suspected Carcinogens 29,918 15
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 90,768 7
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 48,308 7
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 51,649
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 9,395 5
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 94,900 61
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 105,801 84
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 196,474 22
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 25,114
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 207,384 22
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 6,732 7
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 139,794
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 219,786 74
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 195,676 20

    *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 586,898 1,502 0 0 588,400 864,233 NA
    1989 683,931 0 0 0 683,931 466,870 NA
    1990 577,966 1,155 20 5 579,146 848,344 NA
    1991 556,792 229,000 15,189 0 800,981 508,054 2,395,737
    1992 421,230 250 12,860 0 434,340 548,556 2,317,010
    1993 218,763 1,200 5,237 0 225,200 501,542 1,415,487
    1994 95,915 5 35 0 95,955 704,213 1,451,477
    1995 31,661 5 45 0 31,711 660,724 1,069,233
    1996 45,514 5 40 0 45,559 445,137 576,358
    1997 100,916 0 0 0 100,916 858,922 785,361
    1998 565,641 595 0 0 566,236 660,185 7,634,012
    1999 346,748 406 0 0 347,154 702,014 1,413,942
    2000 247,372 6,296 0 0 253,668 821,210 1,428,091
    2001 255,696 282 12 0 255,990 320,454 792,044
    2002 234,114 143 .300 0 234,257 716,591 1,369,348
    "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 1.43 0 0 0 1.43 0 1.53
    2001 1.33 0 0 0 1.33 0 1.33
    2002 1.01 0 0 0 1.01 0 2.70
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