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Environmental Release Report: OTERO County, NM
 
 
  • Map Locating Toxic Chemical Releases
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in OTERO County*
    Cleanest/Best Counties in US Percentile Dirtiest/Worst Counties in US
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    Cancer risk score (air and water releases):
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    Air releases of recognized developmental toxicants:
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    Rank counties in NEW MEXICO or facilities in OTERO 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 OTERO County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:LEAD 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 54
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 54 65,976
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 54
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 12
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 54
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 54
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 54
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 54
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 54
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 12
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 12

    *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
    1996 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    1998 0 0 25 0 25 3,060 6,120
    1999 0 0 30 0 30 1,913 1,913
    2000 0 37,000 0 0 37,000 2,000 39,000
    2001 12,063 33,817 104,757 0 150,637 5,006 156,429
    2002 54 65,976 65,834 0 131,864 3,495 135,259
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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