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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:METHYL BROMIDE
    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 COMPOUNDS
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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 48,367 22,728
    Suspected Carcinogens 34,998 24,604
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 1,608,409 43,035
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 1,127,360 5,249
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 460,067 17,258
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 724,941 258
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 2,529,202 62,435
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 649,813 32,001
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 3,992,848 16,089
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 2,521,411
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 2,115,878 48,668
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 671,852 5,241
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 1,401,874 60,156
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 4,472,680 100,608
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 4,393,953 136,923

    *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 8,635,161 231,199 282,775 0 9,149,135 5,688,892 NA
    1989 8,135,919 191,435 283,458 0 8,610,812 2,454,903 NA
    1990 5,605,331 99,294 2,907 5 5,707,537 3,080,923 NA
    1991 5,056,244 60,625 8,250 0 5,125,119 10,214,702 146,873,760
    1992 4,171,483 50,911 2,250 0 4,224,644 10,691,953 146,816,692
    1993 3,868,885 47,967 1,505 0 3,918,357 11,999,353 44,221,120
    1994 3,547,608 73,404 1,010 0 3,622,022 7,163,049 38,486,402
    1995 3,520,517 39,346 505 0 3,560,368 6,298,733 39,009,812
    1996 3,022,300 40,297 5,737 0 3,068,334 5,812,311 34,080,931
    1997 3,072,147 39,556 20 0 3,111,723 10,641,344 31,780,307
    1998 5,603,249 132,858 0 0 5,736,107 5,843,935 36,183,502
    1999 5,196,074 204,871 1,505 0 5,402,450 5,063,824 32,344,356
    2000 5,492,826 252,917 0 0 5,745,743 4,648,448 34,485,675
    2001 5,048,926 207,904 12,610 0 5,269,440 4,224,894 24,918,586
    2002 4,497,107 211,781 250 0 4,709,138 3,922,238 27,982,346
    "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 .29 0 0 0 .29 18.00 18.29
    2001 .27 0 0 0 .27 0 .27
    2002 .24 0 0 0 .24 0 .24
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