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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:CHLORODIFLUOROMETHANE
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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:CHROMIUM
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:LEAD 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 16,480 232
    Suspected Carcinogens 8,699 125
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 133,290 2,911,211
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 17,871 8
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 211,626 252
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 47,598 .020
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 577,363 392
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 229,747 391
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 829,858 606
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 547,168
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 321,076 624
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 2,849 8
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 177,528 769
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 876,640 810
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 816,097 648

    *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 6,992,610 8,632 213,090 0 7,214,332 8,816,021 NA
    1989 6,345,660 7,993 2,078 0 6,355,731 6,744,925 NA
    1990 6,396,113 11,924 710 0 6,408,747 5,688,434 NA
    1991 5,656,929 21,254 29,436 0 5,707,619 5,858,179 20,467,923
    1992 4,398,230 17,523 40 0 4,415,793 6,912,472 21,139,026
    1993 3,925,024 3,450 19 0 3,928,493 7,513,908 20,192,377
    1994 1,845,976 1,925 36 0 1,847,937 7,271,204 11,399,044
    1995 1,089,095 1,308 20 0 1,090,423 7,307,428 10,024,029
    1996 1,041,354 1,731 10 0 1,043,095 6,706,245 9,781,827
    1997 886,835 2,375 25 0 889,235 13,818,993 10,244,813
    1998 834,119 2,541 20 0 836,680 9,940,406 13,183,529
    1999 1,121,308 2,671,052 25 0 3,792,385 13,114,537 19,097,451
    2000 1,072,880 2,819,155 55 0 3,892,090 12,365,339 19,581,127
    2001 923,013 2,483,840 7,826 0 3,414,679 7,835,935 14,690,311
    2002 878,963 2,911,769 42 0 3,790,773 7,732,240 14,250,082
    "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 3.29 0 0 0 3.29 54.13 1,245
    2001 3.11 0 0 0 3.11 54.78 1,074
    2002 1.25 0 0 0 1.25 12.07 15.95
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