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

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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 FULTON County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:FORMALDEHYDE
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:ZINC 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 1,000
    Suspected Carcinogens 10,974
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 4,139
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 21,956
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 3,597
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 22,896
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 25,493
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 36,467
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 3,102
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 37,717
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 37,217

    *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 159,388 0 1,000 0 160,388 224,696 NA
    1989 211,765 0 1,000 0 212,765 531,729 NA
    1990 229,582 0 0 0 229,582 562,856 NA
    1991 198,701 0 0 0 198,701 565,530 1,372,978
    1992 232,098 260 0 0 232,358 614,782 2,011,939
    1993 186,601 20 0 0 186,621 551,535 1,872,891
    1994 95,076 0 0 0 95,076 130,294 707,009
    1995 29,482 0 0 0 29,482 36,732 90,388
    1996 51,295 0 0 0 51,295 41,403 133,274
    1997 45,477 0 0 0 45,477 125,792 161,961
    1998 62,463 0 0 0 62,463 56,918 145,826
    1999 81,627 0 0 0 81,627 69,494 183,366
    2000 87,116 0 0 0 87,116 92,737 178,909
    2001 67,981 0 0 0 67,981 71,654 160,057
    2002 37,717 0 0 0 37,717 94,599 149,658
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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