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Environmental Release Report: DELAWARE County, NY
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in DELAWARE 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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    Rank counties in NEW YORK or facilities in DELAWARE 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 DELAWARE County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:CADMIUM
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:LEAD
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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 128,836 265
    Suspected Carcinogens 32
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 163,231 575,797
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 75,213 15
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 262,254 366
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 83,009 515
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 209,256 297
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 335,888 413
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 390,176 398
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 9,670
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 386,632 515
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 6 15
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 209,052 398
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 397,332 663
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 397,332 532

    *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 126,993 1,250 0 0 128,243 384,537 NA
    1989 247,174 2,000 16,626 0 265,800 143,146 NA
    1990 421,898 280 0 0 422,178 88,435 NA
    1991 409,817 505 0 0 410,322 84,989 1,190,900
    1992 294,490 92 0 0 294,582 66,136 960,638
    1993 256,858 350 0 0 257,208 79,287 1,062,220
    1994 246,430 338 0 0 246,768 53,992 821,352
    1995 214,706 88 0 0 214,794 80,849 921,117
    1996 217,117 75 0 0 217,192 80,730 971,877
    1997 182,718 70 0 0 182,788 201,569 912,429
    1998 188,517 84 0 0 188,601 178,827 1,280,835
    1999 293,267 527,033 0 0 820,300 149,039 1,744,410
    2000 307,345 572,803 0 0 880,148 339,331 2,110,295
    2001 328,977 572,743 0 0 901,720 314,054 2,050,825
    2002 397,332 575,829 26 0 973,187 308,610 2,148,200
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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