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

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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 ORLEANS County

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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:COPPER
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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 13
    Suspected Carcinogens 63
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 26
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 26
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 76
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 89
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 114
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 51
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 127
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 127
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 76

    *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 115,180 2,000 0 0 117,180 2,909,249 NA
    1989 112,079 5,000 0 0 117,079 880,988 NA
    1990 60,800 5 0 0 60,805 690,797 NA
    1991 49,320 55 0 0 49,375 167,202 466,034
    1992 34,585 5 0 0 34,590 533,550 1,262,730
    1993 9,150 5 0 0 9,155 259,310 1,164,150
    1994 5,505 0 0 0 5,505 300,505 1,012,960
    1995 6,309 0 0 0 6,309 545,415 1,161,805
    1996 5,000 0 0 0 5,000 1,245,856 1,260,656
    1997 5,500 0 0 0 5,500 2,067,073 1,005,917
    1998 755 0 0 0 755 4,785 5,780
    1999 4,010 265 0 0 4,275 601,029 618,392
    2000 5,000 25 0 0 5,025 233,535 237,130
    2001 4,500 755 0 0 5,255 99,165 140,760
    2002 127 0 0 0 127 16,142 16,461
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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