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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:TRICHLOROETHYLENE
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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 15,865
    Suspected Carcinogens 1,380
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 104,699
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 26,328
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 113,052
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 15,351
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 44,470
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 136,794
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 139,583
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 170
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 150,823
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 16
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 93,396
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 153,604
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 140,638

    *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 2,873,390 129,303 501,837 0 3,504,530 8,158,885 NA
    1989 2,052,953 100,865 601 0 2,154,419 10,363,223 NA
    1990 1,306,929 678 0 0 1,307,607 13,236,274 NA
    1991 1,182,747 399 440 0 1,183,586 12,658,446 46,334,149
    1992 1,156,650 92 0 0 1,156,742 10,428,474 35,757,540
    1993 974,957 202 0 0 975,159 8,409,984 17,966,991
    1994 634,966 10 0 0 634,976 8,473,827 13,197,992
    1995 396,805 5 0 0 396,810 3,255,392 7,381,668
    1996 413,018 5 66,300 0 479,323 4,893,289 9,530,857
    1997 365,916 0 74,533 0 440,449 6,987,734 8,432,483
    1998 317,152 23 26,062 0 343,237 3,799,603 8,215,068
    1999 236,990 15 0 0 237,005 2,240,497 6,393,921
    2000 174,424 15 0 0 174,439 3,009,309 7,761,967
    2001 191,121 15 31 0 191,167 3,430,403 6,765,233
    2002 153,626 0 0 0 153,626 1,462,131 4,026,251
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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