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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:MONOCHLOROPENTAFLUOROETHANE
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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:HEXACHLOROBENZENE
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:PHOSGENE
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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 31,928 2,746
    Suspected Carcinogens 30,962 1,304
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 486,060 2,679,594
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 39,190 337
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 82,858 29,333
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 17,200 691
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 555,938 3,739
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 112,781 28,925
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 704,633 54,177
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 520,008 38
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 594,833 54,736
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 1,320 592
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 137,836 36,085
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 743,069 60,385
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 717,119 44,118

    *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 1,462,166 193,295 300,438 0 1,955,899 52,601 NA
    1989 1,224,965 3,868,709 256,503 0 5,350,177 967,264 NA
    1990 1,030,459 3,311,004 280,133 0 4,621,596 1,740,876 NA
    1991 1,597,699 2,065,612 118,788 0 3,782,099 7,859,828 248,464,002
    1992 847,377 2,928,954 55,190 0 3,831,521 8,641,406 78,864,951
    1993 565,166 2,669,633 216,974 0 3,451,773 7,374,884 81,137,866
    1994 1,259,262 508,127 206,905 0 1,974,294 7,917,687 55,581,900
    1995 782,318 1,152,523 157,638 0 2,092,479 7,657,138 59,564,160
    1996 431,910 3,001,937 657,842 0 4,091,689 6,789,216 54,621,914
    1997 475,507 3,086,914 437,282 0 3,999,703 11,188,627 49,372,533
    1998 972,098 3,615,404 56,130 0 4,643,632 6,749,982 41,079,209
    1999 947,883 2,553,873 147,298 0 3,649,054 6,989,958 46,280,330
    2000 1,078,777 2,853,942 142,164 0 4,074,883 5,367,608 60,332,535
    2001 913,241 1,178,259 159,844 0 2,251,344 5,403,544 53,658,740
    2002 1,137,337 2,713,479 118,232 0 3,969,047 7,091,863 51,519,930
    "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 1.22 .2 1.76 0 3.18 0 3.18
    2001 1.26 .11 1.02 0 2.39 0 2.39
    2002 1.43 1.05 9.45 0 11.93 0 11.93
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