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Environmental Release Report: COLUMBIA County, NY
 
 
  • Map Locating Toxic Chemical Releases
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in COLUMBIA County*
    Cleanest/Best Counties in US Percentile Dirtiest/Worst Counties in US
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    Total environmental releases:
    Noncancer risk score (air and water releases):
    Air releases of recognized carcinogens:

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    Rank counties in NEW YORK or facilities in COLUMBIA 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 COLUMBIA County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:no data available
    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:BARIUM COMPOUNDS
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to noncancer risk


    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 0 0
    Suspected Carcinogens 199
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 6,114
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 6,114 0
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 199
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 199
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 6,114
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 6,114
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 6,114
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 6,114
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 6,114
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 6,125

    *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 128,969 0 0 0 128,969 85,207 NA
    1989 101,377 0 0 0 101,377 131,396 NA
    1990 31,570 0 0 0 31,570 130,890 NA
    1991 110,882 5 0 0 110,887 505,429 312,797
    1992 87,031 5 0 0 87,036 208,785 304,785
    1993 121,059 10 0 0 121,069 212,784 374,783
    1994 64,500 10 0 0 64,510 4,194 79,800
    1995 96,210 10 0 0 96,220 6,980 93,379
    1996 123,041 5 0 0 123,046 22,722 101,386
    1997 112,991 10 0 0 113,001 33,114 89,645
    1998 148,958 2 0 0 148,960 8,474 155,529
    1999 63,966 1 0 0 63,967 2,092 128,643
    2000 54,744 0 0 0 54,744 2,880 125,864
    2001 12,455 0 0 0 12,455 869 64,986
    2002 6,125 0 0 0 6,125 567 11,843
    "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 .01 .02 0 0 .03 .36 .39
    2001 .01 .03 0 0 .04 .35 .39
    2002 .01 .02 0 0 .03 .29 .32
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