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

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    Rank counties in NEW JERSEY or facilities in ATLANTIC 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 ATLANTIC County

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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 10 .130
    Suspected Carcinogens 64,234
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 65,389 .130
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants .130
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 65,389
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 64,234
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 65,379 .130
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 64,234 .130
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 65,389 .130
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 65,389 .130
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants .130
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 65,379
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 65,389
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 65,389

    *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 213,253 1,800 0 0 215,053 935,450 NA
    1989 101,109 6 0 0 101,115 699,934 NA
    1990 162,841 5 0 0 162,846 104,420 NA
    1991 52,774 10 0 0 52,784 196,151 250,699
    1992 3,638 16 0 0 3,654 170,409 153,158
    1993 16,398 3 0 0 16,401 210,987 211,266
    1994 10,034 0 0 0 10,034 102,119 134,707
    1995 20,694 10 0 0 20,704 102,512 121,548
    1996 20,329 10 0 0 20,339 96,150 115,924
    1997 6,997 1 0 0 6,998 167,499 91,190
    1998 14,295 10 0 0 14,305 84,928 99,780
    1999 15,908 0 0 0 15,908 250 16,353
    2000 16,351 0 0 0 16,351 250 16,574
    2001 12,391 1 2,643 0 15,035 5,552 21,560
    2002 65,389 .130 27,718 0 93,107 3,327 96,415
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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