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Environmental Release Report: ALBANY County, NY
 
 
  • Map Locating Toxic Chemical Releases
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in ALBANY 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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    *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 ALBANY County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:CHLORODIFLUOROMETHANE
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to ozone depletion
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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:MERCURY 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 38,232 511
    Suspected Carcinogens 17,767 23
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 157,268 26,536
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 108,812 5
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 95,751 281
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 12,797 5
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 303,697 1,284
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 202,952 298
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 582,418 530
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 146,348
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 447,500 784
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 2,557
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 392,439 790
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 598,215 2,068
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 592,868 1,054

    *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 3,180,768 2,872 61,248 0 3,244,888 1,034,199 NA
    1989 2,374,005 2,073 34,179 250 2,410,507 332,394 NA
    1990 1,573,026 2,397 102,165 0 1,677,588 273,371 NA
    1991 1,386,147 2,008 93,164 0 1,481,319 490,363 9,684,719
    1992 1,114,748 1,728 91,355 0 1,207,831 648,711 4,948,142
    1993 964,926 2,257 64,785 0 1,031,968 513,357 12,697,830
    1994 965,090 2,238 75,434 0 1,042,762 726,258 10,944,916
    1995 1,009,448 84,030 75,625 0 1,169,103 781,525 8,973,688
    1996 680,562 53,479 44,220 0 778,261 1,027,680 9,206,318
    1997 675,575 51,551 4,184 0 731,310 915,252 14,261,833
    1998 574,441 50,660 255 0 625,356 967,500 16,721,543
    1999 546,661 32,464 5 0 579,130 672,891 15,183,534
    2000 644,058 44,155 31 0 688,244 1,010,204 11,499,669
    2001 765,029 27,622 10,252 0 802,903 709,076 23,680,367
    2002 598,362 28,068 18,317 0 644,747 1,848,606 10,550,082
    "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 3.62 0 0 0 3.62 0 1.90
    2001 3.78 0 0 0 3.78 0 5.47
    2002 3.59 0 0 0 3.59 0 3.60
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