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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:1,1,1-TRICHLOROETHANE
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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:CHROMIUM
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:LEAD
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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 3,219 3
    Suspected Carcinogens 5,437
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 45,672 6
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 35,497
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 11,085 3
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 2,574
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 35,638 3
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 43,035 8
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 83,048 1
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 2,507
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 87,707 3
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 2,074
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 78,520 3
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 80,958 8
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 83,784 6

    *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 770,788 5 750 0 771,543 278,067 NA
    1989 902,195 5 1,000 0 903,200 319,916 NA
    1990 587,769 6 750 0 588,525 328,313 NA
    1991 577,804 9,991 505 750 589,050 589,085 1,822,234
    1992 416,706 6 510 0 417,222 480,860 1,695,324
    1993 256,431 10,144 260 0 266,835 348,438 1,714,145
    1994 159,036 1,003 260 0 160,299 370,453 1,584,198
    1995 142,556 13 260 0 142,829 346,127 1,107,465
    1996 99,181 12 260 0 99,453 315,643 758,516
    1997 74,510 13 22 0 74,545 841,730 1,176,813
    1998 78,342 13 3,050 0 81,405 387,192 835,995
    1999 71,617 260 4,425 0 76,302 403,227 1,175,022
    2000 70,684 271 4,502 0 75,457 384,938 1,041,685
    2001 59,614 52 19,533 0 79,199 1,829,471 2,219,357
    2002 91,597 11 29,215 0 120,823 2,120,730 2,653,174
    "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 4.00 0 0 0 4.00 0 4.00
    2001 3.41 0 0 0 3.41 0 3.41
    2002 1.58 0 0 0 1.58 0 1.58
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