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Environmental Release Report: MERRIMACK County, NH
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in MERRIMACK 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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    *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 MERRIMACK 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:MERCURY 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 993 6
    Suspected Carcinogens 25,947 5
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 162,282 11
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 826 1
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 162,736 10
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 25,709
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 2,373,746 16
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 49,255 16
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 2,464,008 6
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 2,723,000
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 166,873 1
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 65 1
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 165,541 10
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 2,808,405 25
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 2,808,052 10

    *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 653,594 765 1,000 0 655,359 850,619 NA
    1989 747,352 755 1,000 0 749,107 914,036 NA
    1990 549,664 764 1,000 0 551,428 610,860 NA
    1991 684,005 328 1,500 0 685,833 5,807,355 5,574,284
    1992 516,999 338 1,750 0 519,087 4,026,539 8,022,670
    1993 302,347 575 1,500 0 304,422 5,077,137 9,412,533
    1994 142,816 40 1,255 5 144,116 6,559,979 9,862,940
    1995 183,626 40 1,505 0 185,171 6,957,222 9,591,941
    1996 168,708 795 2,005 0 171,508 7,355,890 10,711,781
    1997 218,035 295 1,505 0 219,835 15,149,799 11,483,860
    1998 3,303,591 545 22,955 0 3,327,091 7,749,729 18,897,324
    1999 2,313,830 295 21,555 0 2,335,680 9,706,553 21,013,522
    2000 2,837,735 295 19,267 0 2,857,297 8,047,936 18,521,532
    2001 2,935,137 41 10,086 0 2,945,264 4,296,584 9,099,987
    2002 2,809,068 26 21,379 0 2,830,473 5,160,314 9,491,521
    "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 .24 0 0 0 .24 0 .24
    2001 .21 0 0 0 .21 0 .21
    2002 .22 0 0 0 .22 0 .22
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