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

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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 1,554 2
    Suspected Carcinogens 507 1
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 4,697 36
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 31 2
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 4,166 34
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 500
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 3,061 3
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 3,181 37
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 2,701 99
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 3,151 64
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 31 2
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 1,593 97
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 6,693 97
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 3,030 1

    *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 1,489,485 177 0 0 1,489,662 152,031 NA
    1989 1,418,151 252 0 0 1,418,403 104,011 NA
    1990 615,588 9 0 0 615,597 39,460 NA
    1991 585,782 257 4,524 0 590,563 60,334 855,487
    1992 669,524 855 0 0 670,379 67,663 1,687,285
    1993 641,069 13 0 0 641,082 93,023 1,823,976
    1994 359,529 0 0 0 359,529 64,903 707,813
    1995 97,254 0 0 0 97,254 39,037 257,171
    1996 47,968 10 0 0 47,978 37,405 227,179
    1997 24,529 0 0 0 24,529 39,174 94,633
    1998 16,039 0 0 0 16,039 62,532 299,256
    1999 4,600 0 0 0 4,600 40,573 84,674
    2000 8,225 56 0 0 8,281 72,736 78,638
    2001 6,915 53 0 0 6,968 330,050 345,923
    2002 6,724 99 0 0 6,823 263,897 278,456
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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