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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:CHROMIUM COMPOUNDS
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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 17,320
    Suspected Carcinogens 2,211
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 34,212
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 3,050
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 26,777
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 14,831
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 8,466 5
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 41,393 5
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 66,044
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 460
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 69,605
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 13
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 58,470
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 74,463 10
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 59,188

    *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 326,321 251 1,805 0 328,377 783,346 NA
    1989 276,905 259 3,720 0 280,884 1,019,489 NA
    1990 286,954 19 500 0 287,473 993,774 NA
    1991 220,239 20 10,092 0 230,351 2,339,530 4,905,883
    1992 167,437 10 500 0 167,947 3,101,253 6,003,230
    1993 180,837 10 250 0 181,097 2,951,496 5,321,722
    1994 127,436 10 1,252 0 128,698 957,475 2,913,271
    1995 138,529 10 250 0 138,789 741,958 2,470,869
    1996 169,251 10 5,500 0 174,761 1,393,401 3,453,150
    1997 128,980 10 14,068 0 143,058 2,323,266 3,584,205
    1998 106,990 10 26,574 0 133,574 1,217,553 3,047,959
    1999 140,458 10 12,335 0 152,803 1,946,854 4,553,294
    2000 88,133 20 37,170 0 125,323 4,415,505 4,754,779
    2001 66,811 10 29,486 0 96,307 1,540,382 1,777,235
    2002 75,952 10 0 0 75,962 759,030 1,359,832
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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