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Environmental Release Report: CATTARAUGUS County, NY
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in CATTARAUGUS 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):
    Air releases of recognized carcinogens:
    Air releases of recognized developmental toxicants:
    Air releases of recognized reproductive toxicants:

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    Rank counties in NEW YORK or facilities in CATTARAUGUS 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 CATTARAUGUS County

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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 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 217 5
    Suspected Carcinogens 2,450 21
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 11,021 6
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 780
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 1,790 10
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 43
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 2,710 26
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 3,508 31
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 3,619 31
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 13,965 16
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 21
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 2,808 31
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 15,694 37
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 4,633 31

    *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 810,671 42,750 0 0 853,421 1,290,173 NA
    1989 877,739 750 200 0 878,689 1,342,268 NA
    1990 836,056 510 0 0 836,566 569,895 NA
    1991 488,011 564 0 0 488,575 366,287 1,002,805
    1992 322,048 504 0 0 322,552 400,696 793,776
    1993 201,615 0 0 0 201,615 332,896 589,639
    1994 160,813 0 0 0 160,813 327,054 530,472
    1995 74,613 0 0 0 74,613 374,300 442,371
    1996 29,553 890 0 0 30,443 343,635 379,646
    1997 15,218 0 4,000 0 19,218 755,905 392,977
    1998 15,265 250 0 0 15,515 396,726 452,195
    1999 21,251 0 7 0 21,258 397,118 443,449
    2000 19,253 0 0 0 19,253 523,613 601,299
    2001 20,988 3 0 0 20,991 413,803 813,544
    2002 16,049 37 0 0 16,086 255,335 588,259
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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