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Environmental Release Report: MIDDLESEX County, NJ
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in MIDDLESEX 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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    *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 MIDDLESEX 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:CADMIUM COMPOUNDS
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:MERCURY
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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 88,816 529
    Suspected Carcinogens 166,133 18
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 805,876 4,958
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 297,336 18
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 599,682 553
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 79,371 13
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 492,939 536
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 903,627 75
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 1,032,599 1,217
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 79,396
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 1,226,548 1,224
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 24,170 10
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 833,413 1,696
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 1,306,707 1,726
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 1,016,895 1,718

    *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 9,801,273 450,115 858,060 0 11,109,448 30,920,313 NA
    1989 8,347,281 25,543 156,450 0 8,529,274 19,790,275 NA
    1990 5,871,347 4,224 246,300 20 6,121,891 19,886,007 NA
    1991 4,839,626 2,721 6,336 0 4,848,683 65,771,483 121,950,469
    1992 4,418,008 4,378 311,399 0 4,733,785 71,845,978 141,673,690
    1993 3,843,240 9,482 89,060 0 3,941,782 66,774,159 120,119,232
    1994 3,389,102 12,427 24,433 5 3,425,967 50,026,200 83,614,178
    1995 3,510,763 14,044 2,995 0 3,527,802 41,211,237 84,314,111
    1996 2,919,709 101,063 7,190 0 3,027,962 29,053,092 75,771,153
    1997 2,963,440 80,758 43,682 0 3,087,880 76,819,638 92,757,411
    1998 2,863,870 8,681 4,384 0 2,876,935 64,474,950 122,505,849
    1999 2,579,355 6,317 4,679 2 2,590,353 83,946,569 141,551,208
    2000 2,052,544 3,344 4,076 3 2,059,967 79,737,230 145,728,502
    2001 1,746,974 3,880 33,568 1 1,784,423 96,331,241 118,614,214
    2002 1,334,145 6,123 5,407 0 1,345,675 88,995,414 142,640,610
    "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 1.75 0 0 0 1.75 0 1.75
    2001 1.53 0 0 0 1.53 0 1.53
    2002 .439 0 0 0 .439 0 .439
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