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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:BENZENE
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:LEAD COMPOUNDS
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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 233
    Suspected Carcinogens 2,789 27
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 967 .100
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 530
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 548
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 232
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 913
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 3,278 27
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 3,481 27
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 4,257 27
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 204
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 874
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 4,391 27
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 3,480 27

    *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 267,285 870 0 0 268,155 357,879 NA
    1989 220,899 520 0 0 221,419 33,574 NA
    1990 346,112 10,030 0 0 356,142 57,947 NA
    1991 382,256 1,000 0 0 383,256 68,576 514,685
    1992 301,047 1,000 0 0 302,047 80,547 450,224
    1993 274,247 250 250 0 274,747 41,372 263,383
    1994 118,213 5 750 0 118,968 10,665 147,678
    1995 134,035 0 500 0 134,535 21,684 167,713
    1996 112,159 5 250 0 112,414 32,359 141,442
    1997 87,955 0 0 0 87,955 91,800 154,729
    1998 56,997 4 0 0 57,001 48,624 208,689
    1999 22,308 65 0 0 22,373 3,459 115,342
    2000 19,843 5 250 0 20,098 8,210 125,653
    2001 20,006 0 0 0 20,006 15,293 118,687
    2002 4,507 27 0 0 4,535 45,908 103,549
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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