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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:ARSENIC (ORGANIC OR INORGANIC COMPOUNDS)
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to cancer risk
    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:MERCURY 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 26,007 266
    Suspected Carcinogens 19,882 178
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 209,055 91,854
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 2,914 18
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 206,673 3,006
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 14,550 15
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 216,529 1,081
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 220,556 3,165
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 378,609 3,218
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 193,867
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 306,966 7,200
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 503 17
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 187,264 4,077
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 495,191 8,330
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 444,796 6,035

    *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 8,853,025 159,536 3,829 0 9,016,390 3,770,065 NA
    1989 8,179,473 28,426 237 0 8,208,136 4,145,948 NA
    1990 7,652,164 25,248 994 15 7,678,421 4,176,374 NA
    1991 6,949,084 79,018 236 0 7,028,338 6,737,726 66,615,928
    1992 7,030,186 75,178 8,130 0 7,113,494 5,867,092 62,552,172
    1993 3,911,767 86,788 7,220 0 4,005,775 5,936,773 54,619,292
    1994 1,567,575 10,401 4,375 0 1,582,351 4,780,959 26,989,882
    1995 1,008,199 11,560 45 0 1,019,804 5,041,176 26,479,228
    1996 795,556 49,088 3,248 2,058 849,950 4,365,705 26,555,117
    1997 615,865 214,948 45,754 0 876,567 6,473,906 22,605,089
    1998 781,257 172,823 7,653,131 0 8,607,211 3,594,927 33,287,503
    1999 704,329 159,617 7,087,705 0 7,951,651 3,569,931 31,332,224
    2000 703,982 178,685 7,653,010 0 8,535,677 13,308,715 37,344,176
    2001 611,487 174,444 6,933,168 0 7,719,100 4,039,497 28,661,179
    2002 502,279 99,541 4,856,155 0 5,457,975 3,655,541 24,208,757
    "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 .3824 .238 0 0 .6204 23,680 11,210
    2001 3.19 .11 0 0 3.30 4,043 5.54
    2002 3.05 .013 0 0 3.06 7,646 4.23
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