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Environmental Release Report: LEWIS County, NY
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in LEWIS County*
    Cleanest/Best Counties in US Percentile Dirtiest/Worst Counties in US
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    Noncancer risk score (air and water releases):

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    Rank counties in NEW YORK or facilities in LEWIS 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 LEWIS County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:no data available
    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)
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 14,961
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 14,961
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 1,350 275
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 14,961
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 14,961
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 14,961
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 14,961
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 14,961 275
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 1,350

    *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 50,397 3,415 0 0 53,812 692,740 NA
    1989 67,071 1,950 0 0 69,021 17,700 NA
    1990 625,005 3,950 13,000 0 641,955 75,200 NA
    1991 771,884 4,091 7,846 0 783,821 134,371 217,131
    1992 837,643 1,292 5,512 0 844,447 53,536 297,095
    1993 778,990 1,125 5,968 0 786,083 51,724 915,967
    1994 671,715 1,268 6,963 0 679,946 94,483 877,282
    1995 522,133 0 0 0 522,133 73,800 700,134
    1996 382,742 0 0 0 382,742 76,140 538,559
    1997 476,391 3,505 0 0 479,896 135,196 633,418
    1998 577,203 3,345 0 0 580,548 47,638 716,427
    1999 455,409 37,000 0 0 492,409 61,660 590,953
    2000 176,684 37,180 0 0 213,864 10,679 317,652
    2001 56,857 171 1,048 0 58,076 3,381 133,025
    2002 14,961 275 0 0 15,236 1,610 82,126
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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