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Environmental Release Report: PUTNAM County, NY
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in PUTNAM 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 PUTNAM 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:NICKEL
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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 1
    Suspected Carcinogens 1
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 6,534
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 2,752
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 3,782
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 2,754
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 6,535
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 6,534
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 6,534
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 6,535
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 6,535
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 6,535

    *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 56,649 0 0 0 56,649 13,470 NA
    1989 46,129 0 0 0 46,129 6,010 NA
    1990 52,646 0 0 0 52,646 1,250 NA
    1991 76,667 0 0 0 76,667 18,200 482,946
    1992 95,832 0 0 0 95,832 48,788 587,114
    1993 59,867 0 0 0 59,867 55,360 551,121
    1994 5,120 0 0 0 5,120 7,327 370,820
    1995 4,760 0 0 0 4,760 15,514 404,682
    1996 4,081 0 0 0 4,081 17,769 373,107
    1997 5,230 0 0 0 5,230 68,186 258,800
    1998 4,397 0 0 0 4,397 45,747 229,893
    1999 7,088 0 0 0 7,088 32,555 232,069
    2000 8,474 0 0 0 8,474 19,549 264,413
    2001 7,107 0 0 0 7,107 17,728 161,887
    2002 6,535 0 0 0 6,535 14,870 149,386
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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