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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:1,1-DICHLORO-1-FLUOROETHANE
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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:ARSENIC (ORGANIC OR INORGANIC COMPOUNDS)
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:LEAD
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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 18,187 7
    Suspected Carcinogens 6,853 25
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 173,491 20
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 70,341 7
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 97,448 22
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 17,981 6
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 99,676 17
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 170,834 30
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 372,639 29
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 3,010
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 385,816 7
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 1,135 7
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 316,280 22
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 380,190 32
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 360,810 21

    *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 4,474,423 1,091,693 862,661 0 6,428,777 20,126,410 NA
    1989 3,865,205 12,496 10,210 0 3,887,911 5,979,802 NA
    1990 3,725,305 10,248 6,350 15 3,741,918 3,546,939 NA
    1991 2,649,915 757 20,732 0 2,671,404 7,631,983 22,240,036
    1992 2,064,024 4,860 32,152 0 2,101,036 9,415,712 23,427,729
    1993 1,526,903 15,512 37,140 0 1,579,555 6,310,046 19,337,410
    1994 985,795 312 0 0 986,107 6,140,934 16,938,715
    1995 772,304 507 1,092 0 773,903 5,851,587 15,800,825
    1996 670,189 229 3,424 0 673,842 7,843,234 15,322,284
    1997 685,529 463 5,935 0 691,927 16,682,130 16,321,422
    1998 445,411 909 765 0 447,085 8,182,862 15,301,135
    1999 423,438 414 750 0 424,602 7,877,316 16,684,818
    2000 423,479 384 1,490 0 425,353 8,166,308 16,005,717
    2001 286,365 298 2,657 0 289,320 6,982,364 13,198,461
    2002 397,299 56 7,978 0 405,332 4,913,057 11,173,433
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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