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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:ARSENIC (ORGANIC OR INORGANIC COMPOUNDS)
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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 42,148 32
    Suspected Carcinogens 15,542 10
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 869,165 23
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 440,621 13
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 278,765 11
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 14,284 6
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 470,420 291
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 718,128 30
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 925,397 50
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 207
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 934,511 51
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 15,038 11
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 703,499 31
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 933,112 306
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 677,778 39

    *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 1,762,233 2,862 8,000 0 1,773,095 777,363 NA
    1989 2,552,491 3,941 320 0 2,556,752 337,056 NA
    1990 2,291,594 2,048 392 0 2,294,034 311,060 NA
    1991 2,863,418 1,348 19,316 0 2,884,082 2,902,881 21,722,651
    1992 2,189,246 1,720 1,356 0 2,192,322 3,586,831 28,131,665
    1993 2,138,233 3,193 0 0 2,141,426 10,519,313 35,614,817
    1994 1,773,793 3,783 0 0 1,777,576 6,697,000 31,078,701
    1995 1,855,122 788 5 0 1,855,915 4,171,747 28,755,205
    1996 2,218,413 2,713 250 0 2,221,376 1,243,600 27,355,322
    1997 2,736,368 3,383 1,000 0 2,740,751 5,069,611 26,413,607
    1998 4,142,490 2,996 51,540 0 4,197,026 4,067,922 24,791,128
    1999 3,211,237 2,700 25,090 0 3,239,027 7,478,072 24,451,532
    2000 3,075,112 1,694 60,539 0 3,137,345 5,971,990 25,315,876
    2001 2,737,866 826 75,959 0 2,814,651 4,641,396 22,334,945
    2002 936,869 313 38,133 0 975,315 42,629,052 50,956,926
    "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 4.20 0 0 0 4.20 0 4.24
    2001 2.54 0 0 0 2.54 0 2.54
    2002 .25 0 0 0 .25 0 .25
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