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Environmental Release Report: BURLINGTON County, NJ
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in BURLINGTON County*
    Cleanest/Best Counties in US Percentile Dirtiest/Worst Counties in US
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    Cancer risk score (air and water releases):
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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 BURLINGTON 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 40,488 536
    Suspected Carcinogens 147,373 255
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 188,296 60,010
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 10,923 1
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 160,800 545
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 148,459 500
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 145,376 281
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 175,984 531
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 207,974 2,468
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 236,423 2,478
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 2,514 1
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 207,964 2,227
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 234,210 2,497
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 232,511 2,482

    *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 836,977 103,523 2,979,893 450 3,920,843 620,337 NA
    1989 701,929 27,140 491,002 0 1,220,071 1,192,293 NA
    1990 707,151 19,095 428,914 0 1,155,160 370,362 NA
    1991 635,543 26,095 299,994 0 961,632 22,059,352 47,500,551
    1992 548,738 26,446 275,007 0 850,191 24,767,938 55,668,514
    1993 456,860 27,223 323,552 0 807,635 24,248,741 49,886,782
    1994 557,372 23,758 36,901 0 618,031 5,045,374 22,110,778
    1995 488,674 15,236 36,900 0 540,810 4,559,969 21,152,057
    1996 438,846 13,553 90,450 0 542,849 3,607,117 8,446,183
    1997 413,764 13,580 515,762 0 943,106 4,279,306 7,485,778
    1998 451,368 2,771 167,567 0 621,706 2,158,642 4,252,291
    1999 401,777 74,887 1,755,033 0 2,231,697 1,650,100 8,311,593
    2000 396,500 80,838 0 0 477,338 2,813,193 4,629,882
    2001 250,173 66,099 48,443 0 364,715 3,998,053 5,530,345
    2002 240,132 61,712 87,400 0 389,245 2,785,963 4,747,661
    "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 1.60 0 0 0 1.60 3.70 9.00
    2001 1.52 0 0 0 1.52 3.54 5.06
    2002 1.31 0 0 0 1.31 3.05 4.36
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