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Environmental Release Report: BERGEN County, NJ
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in BERGEN 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):
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    Air releases of recognized developmental toxicants:
    Air releases of recognized reproductive toxicants:

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    Rank counties in NEW JERSEY or facilities in BERGEN 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 BERGEN County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:CHROMIUM
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to cancer risk
    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 24,746 1
    Suspected Carcinogens 7,357
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 113,334 3
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 38,488
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 63,950 2
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 30,603 1
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 57,612
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 122,966 3
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 187,381 3
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 10
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 189,033 3
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 331
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 176,306 3
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 189,042 3
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 161,401

    *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 3,222,194 17,565 20,050 0 3,259,809 13,483,524 NA
    1989 2,374,257 2,815 21,050 0 2,398,122 10,860,798 NA
    1990 2,465,048 1,409 595 45 2,467,097 9,225,606 NA
    1991 2,001,569 0 0 0 2,001,569 14,521,023 38,069,704
    1992 1,596,014 0 0 0 1,596,014 20,979,908 39,326,508
    1993 1,235,565 10 6,310 0 1,241,885 13,683,636 34,390,157
    1994 1,038,971 10 0 0 1,038,981 8,916,885 17,795,136
    1995 895,952 10 0 0 895,962 5,112,531 10,472,998
    1996 831,934 10 0 0 831,944 4,101,215 8,483,255
    1997 736,468 10 91,088 0 827,566 8,403,472 9,063,540
    1998 370,885 26 4,206 0 375,117 3,782,103 6,042,835
    1999 266,910 21 0 0 266,931 3,461,664 5,774,792
    2000 236,497 26 0 0 236,523 2,183,607 5,115,764
    2001 219,831 1 0 0 219,832 2,145,641 6,195,097
    2002 190,263 3 0 0 190,266 2,224,077 5,835,174
    "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 .00993 0 0 0 .00993 7.67 7.68
    2001 .0098 0 0 0 .0098 1.20 9.14
    2002 0 0 0 0 0 .196 .7
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