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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:CHLORODIFLUOROMETHANE
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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:ARSENIC (ORGANIC OR INORGANIC COMPOUNDS)
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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 45,958 754
    Suspected Carcinogens 1,922 755
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 201,139 765
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 599 3
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 164,477 762
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 49,060 1
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 2,910,662 1,793
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 108,389 1,511
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 3,235,797 2,915
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 3,141,134
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 340,692 3,159
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 453 3
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 324,880 3,907
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 3,385,146 5,699
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 3,293,129 4,407

    *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 1,156,859 1,784 1,502 0 1,160,145 3,715,196 NA
    1989 1,224,457 1,345 2,400 0 1,228,202 1,759,316 NA
    1990 1,117,993 9,429 21,765 0 1,149,187 4,357,658 NA
    1991 1,315,979 205,416 1,041 0 1,522,436 2,876,044 19,224,384
    1992 1,098,118 257,428 5 0 1,355,551 2,355,180 17,701,381
    1993 1,966,071 432,148 0 0 2,398,219 4,859,490 17,913,061
    1994 1,393,074 144,035 0 0 1,537,109 5,911,453 14,693,484
    1995 790,819 2 0 0 790,821 1,807,897 12,461,917
    1996 110,535 0 0 0 110,535 1,664,706 10,783,345
    1997 113,648 0 0 0 113,648 2,263,696 8,682,852
    1998 2,755,482 6,790 311,900 0 3,074,172 5,478,731 16,162,490
    1999 3,705,355 4,867 383,700 0 4,093,922 2,335,572 13,812,659
    2000 3,461,390 4,930 0 0 3,466,320 2,045,776 16,202,240
    2001 3,398,770 4,648 33,514 0 3,436,933 1,209,183 12,848,821
    2002 3,396,618 5,711 327,675 0 3,730,004 715,961 14,564,175
    "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 .262 0 0 0 .262 0 .262
    2001 .268 0 0 0 .268 0 .268
    2002 .249 0 0 0 .249 0 .249
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