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

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    Rank counties in NEW YORK or facilities in MONTGOMERY 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 MONTGOMERY 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: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 1,300
    Suspected Carcinogens 86 23
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 30,167 16,800
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 7,500
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 19,941 3,800
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 1,300
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 21,886 23
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 27,407 3,823
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 29,341 3,800
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 120
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 31,331 3,800
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 27,420
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 37,422 3,823
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 27,211 23

    *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 798,251 0 0 0 798,251 854,099 NA
    1989 494,489 0 0 0 494,489 131,815 NA
    1990 436,190 5 0 0 436,195 192,977 NA
    1991 494,827 0 0 0 494,827 198,240 1,053,363
    1992 450,588 0 4,400 0 454,988 84,220 1,262,227
    1993 429,214 1 4,510 0 433,725 109,514 1,297,866
    1994 349,385 0 8,040 0 357,425 78,800 540,647
    1995 403,417 24,900 5,905 0 434,222 101,746 653,370
    1996 327,261 13,000 0 0 340,261 81,020 563,837
    1997 210,212 15,000 800 0 226,012 186,276 517,266
    1998 96,214 14,320 0 0 110,534 137,745 485,494
    1999 39,020 15,323 755 0 55,098 170,503 661,802
    2000 48,951 15,531 0 0 64,482 143,889 859,347
    2001 38,410 16,932 0 0 55,342 61,946 742,866
    2002 37,558 16,823 0 0 54,381 78,392 683,742
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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