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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:CADMIUM
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to cancer risk
    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:LEAD COMPOUNDS
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to noncancer risk


    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 48,515 2
    Suspected Carcinogens 17,485 249
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 61,751 1,851
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 7,412 6
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 54,321 5
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 47,626 2
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 56,958 11
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 74,370 2,098
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 126,551 2,100
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 131,880 2,100
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 2,429 2
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 109,730 9
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 131,586 2,100
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 126,417 2,100

    *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 1,341,281 2,000 10,000 0 1,353,281 1,010,399 NA
    1989 1,299,420 2,010 250 0 1,301,680 909,472 NA
    1990 1,128,056 1,830 85 25 1,129,996 415,491 NA
    1991 754,454 10 15 1 754,480 597,098 5,387,274
    1992 655,703 5 0 0 655,708 420,552 2,845,565
    1993 578,374 5 0 0 578,379 746,828 1,624,787
    1994 388,052 5 0 0 388,057 279,081 1,093,476
    1995 326,752 5 0 0 326,757 359,296 1,325,352
    1996 282,910 5 0 0 282,915 303,347 1,002,817
    1997 139,241 0 0 0 139,241 1,093,178 1,252,124
    1998 63,474 1,702 0 0 65,176 462,043 994,926
    1999 94,467 1,434 10 0 95,911 535,935 635,380
    2000 180,506 2,150 15 0 182,671 310,418 475,394
    2001 190,027 1,761 15 0 191,803 71,489 367,932
    2002 132,983 2,100 15 0 135,098 61,928 316,964
    "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
    2001 .02 0 0 0 .02 0 .02
    2002 .1 0 0 0 .1 0 .1
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