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Environmental Release Report: ESSEX County, NJ
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in ESSEX 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 NEW JERSEY or facilities in ESSEX 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 ESSEX County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:METHYL BROMIDE
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to ozone depletion
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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:EPICHLOROHYDRIN
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to cancer risk
    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:COPPER
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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 14,144 1
    Suspected Carcinogens 14,194 1
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 116,560 5
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 36,793 2
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 208,338 3
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 28,408 1
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 74,444 4
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 235,013 6
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 241,145 6
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 4,277
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 289,146 6
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 3,344
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 134,104 5
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 300,952 6
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 236,441 6

    *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 4,420,620 750 177,219 0 4,598,589 21,846,403 NA
    1989 3,805,655 250 179,255 0 3,985,160 26,038,898 NA
    1990 3,081,819 20 1,560 15 3,083,414 20,517,474 NA
    1991 2,623,292 0 15,240 0 2,638,532 20,972,937 43,571,284
    1992 2,069,362 0 6,069 0 2,075,431 20,383,873 43,539,970
    1993 1,256,185 29,528 0 0 1,285,713 21,354,075 44,321,635
    1994 1,187,118 270 0 0 1,187,388 22,861,507 55,348,929
    1995 1,032,595 685 82,927 0 1,116,207 17,970,704 42,904,910
    1996 613,740 64 24,824 0 638,628 13,912,176 39,678,400
    1997 730,786 12 40,938 0 771,736 21,341,287 54,418,215
    1998 447,521 7 27,952 0 475,480 12,964,234 82,175,472
    1999 421,793 8 0 0 421,801 14,465,263 77,141,323
    2000 408,941 6 0 0 408,947 14,575,722 75,114,373
    2001 335,819 45 0 0 335,864 13,316,929 35,848,102
    2002 301,985 6 0 0 301,991 10,897,064 62,733,099
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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