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Environmental Release Report: MERCER County, NJ
 
 
  • Map Locating Toxic Chemical Releases
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in MERCER 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 MERCER 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 MERCER County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:CHROMIUM COMPOUNDS
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to cancer risk
    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:MERCURY COMPOUNDS
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to noncancer risk


    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 3,430 2
    Suspected Carcinogens 4,937 250
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 131,560 2
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 1,960 2
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 132,341
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 2,662
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 2,210,774 1,002
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 42,605 2,052
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 2,343,769 252
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 2,379,015
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 146,816 252
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 455 2
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 130,034 250
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 2,432,147 3,050
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 2,428,420 500

    *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 671,967 0 0 0 671,967 898,336 NA
    1989 580,039 0 0 0 580,039 708,233 NA
    1990 572,578 251 0 0 572,829 700,611 NA
    1991 448,489 76 37,670 0 486,235 601,469 3,925,133
    1992 447,795 93 250 750 448,888 530,054 4,567,551
    1993 403,887 109 876 0 404,872 671,106 4,753,444
    1994 384,493 0 1,100 0 385,593 461,354 1,828,748
    1995 272,446 0 568 0 273,014 400,202 1,840,653
    1996 200,315 29 24,198 0 224,542 515,292 1,186,377
    1997 110,655 32 0 0 110,687 895,390 1,994,404
    1998 3,335,203 2,000 682 0 3,337,885 472,411 4,933,991
    1999 2,762,205 2,620 0 0 2,764,825 548,544 4,589,540
    2000 2,425,627 3,650 798 0 2,430,075 568,270 4,061,949
    2001 2,380,780 2,802 70 0 2,383,651 576,969 4,001,484
    2002 2,433,521 3,052 64 0 2,436,637 714,464 4,199,036
    "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 .234 0 0 0 .234 0 .234
    2001 .204 0 0 0 .204 0 .204
    2002 .208 0 0 0 .208 0 .208
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