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Environmental Release Report: OSWEGO County, NY
 
 
  • Map Locating Toxic Chemical Releases
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in OSWEGO 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 OSWEGO 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 OSWEGO County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:CHROMIUM
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to cancer risk
    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:LEAD COMPOUNDS
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to noncancer risk


    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 49 0
    Suspected Carcinogens 135 1
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 139,873 2,099
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 353
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 489 80
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 13
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 116,939 651
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 2,069 340
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 179,547 2,100
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 43,367
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 148,916 2,019
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 47
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 11,105 81
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 192,693 2,750
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 190,367 2,020

    *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 1,490,249 148,049 0 0 1,638,298 1,112,929 NA
    1989 1,358,325 149,836 136,500 0 1,644,661 67,415 NA
    1990 952,857 120,155 52,150 0 1,125,162 137,445 NA
    1991 749,571 146,700 77,160 0 973,431 4,090,405 6,043,157
    1992 707,793 53,455 65,412 0 826,660 5,160,109 6,701,693
    1993 565,737 36,549 43,500 0 645,786 7,207,977 8,603,558
    1994 591,471 25,375 0 0 616,846 6,370,210 9,850,912
    1995 399,655 22,680 270 0 422,605 7,602,447 8,290,420
    1996 295,217 24,618 400 0 320,235 4,629,262 4,861,175
    1997 287,503 18,267 700 0 306,470 3,025,067 1,982,226
    1998 327,151 4,145 500 0 331,796 1,629,846 2,628,595
    1999 277,355 22,009 694 0 300,058 345,668 1,562,372
    2000 257,216 7,016 371 0 264,603 398,225 1,013,672
    2001 201,322 3,070 25 0 204,417 277,743 774,699
    2002 192,729 2,750 0 0 195,479 125,014 686,702
    "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 2.86 .003 .03 0 2.89 .216 124
    2001 2.83 .002 0 0 2.83 .132 105
    2002 901 .0011 0 0 901 .076 903
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