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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:DICHLORODIFLUOROMETHANE
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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:LEAD
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:LEAD
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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 100,180 1,160
    Suspected Carcinogens 104,538 106
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 712,304 1,503,979
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 160,030 911
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 428,848 3,117
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 109,967 517
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 367,993 3,935
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 656,258 13,457
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 1,079,267 4,748
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 66,627
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 1,231,616 5,344
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 29,132 366
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 758,586 4,176
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 1,508,703 7,357
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 1,080,466 5,465

    *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 4,687,405 198,312 485 0 4,886,202 44,030,082 NA
    1989 4,110,219 131,431 1,314 0 4,242,964 12,205,636 NA
    1990 3,199,693 77,634 3,160 0 3,280,487 10,578,012 NA
    1991 2,612,919 120,233 123 0 2,733,275 18,730,421 53,629,562
    1992 2,223,113 19,676 0 0 2,242,789 16,253,905 49,039,071
    1993 1,938,397 27,465 0 0 1,965,862 14,797,520 43,733,593
    1994 1,768,399 23,922 0 0 1,792,321 10,110,175 47,048,652
    1995 1,748,472 54,168 0 0 1,802,640 15,517,006 37,904,841
    1996 1,539,117 1,610,386 0 0 3,149,503 14,899,331 34,214,167
    1997 1,383,366 1,608,371 0 0 2,991,737 23,030,089 36,969,993
    1998 1,551,019 2,109,285 13,365 0 3,673,669 14,324,544 51,575,683
    1999 1,471,637 2,013,991 14,386 0 3,500,014 17,704,158 57,214,616
    2000 1,635,697 2,223,407 0 0 3,859,104 23,802,951 65,254,638
    2001 1,404,967 1,924,443 58 0 3,329,468 24,993,211 56,777,254
    2002 1,542,336 1,517,423 47 0 3,059,806 9,794,919 37,554,315
    "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 .2712 .254 0 0 .5252 8.07 8.60
    2001 .12 .23 0 0 .35 13.87 14.00
    2002 0 .25 0 0 .25 1.60 8.80
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