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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:LEAD
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to cancer risk
    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:MERCURY
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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 5,880 .160
    Suspected Carcinogens 1,591
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 257,309 113,674
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 23,183 .164
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 169,999
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 2,431 .164
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 72,601 .164
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 389,970 .164
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 438,888 .164
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 47,598
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 416,042 .164
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 4,310 .160
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 59,372 .004
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 461,580 .164
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 437,078 .164

    *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 215,773 364 2 0 216,139 395,051 NA
    1989 261,567 6,582 65 0 268,214 132,102 NA
    1990 251,637 23,839 89 0 275,565 100,156 NA
    1991 314,191 4,254 8 0 318,453 122,097 1,102,913
    1992 166,864 8,556 0 0 175,420 38,162 923,752
    1993 152,598 8,022 0 0 160,620 34,630 1,780,538
    1994 135,159 8,252 0 0 143,411 38,274 1,918,713
    1995 79,230 19,791 0 0 99,021 244,402 2,144,037
    1996 52,426 21,765 0 0 74,191 269,474 2,244,785
    1997 57,324 19,496 0 0 76,820 430,409 1,189,764
    1998 211,469 144,045 0 0 355,514 203,351 3,186,186
    1999 56,813 142,341 0 0 199,154 178,922 2,501,655
    2000 90,193 145,500 735 0 236,428 339,275 2,779,229
    2001 66,450 130,077 134,234 0 330,761 103,395 2,401,580
    2002 463,640 113,674 158,104 0 735,418 43,236 2,207,796
    "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 .15 0 0 0 .15 0 .15
    2001 .034 0 0 0 .034 0 .034
    2002 .94 0 0 0 .94 0 1.00
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