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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:TETRACHLOROETHYLENE
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to cancer risk
    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:MERCURY
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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 10,500
    Suspected Carcinogens 5,601
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 15,822
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 12,547
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 13,558
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 2,888
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 15,522
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 28,375
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 28,847
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 180,291
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 29,618
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 489
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 25,532
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 209,790
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 209,138

    *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 687,230 500 250 0 687,980 1,559,703 NA
    1989 619,275 500 0 0 619,775 626,292 NA
    1990 1,125,606 165,255 420 0 1,291,281 393,464 NA
    1991 467,051 146 0 0 467,197 403,083 1,241,772
    1992 694,407 294 500 0 695,201 502,390 1,563,843
    1993 397,335 117 1,532 0 398,984 540,289 1,347,926
    1994 91,007 101 0 0 91,108 1,282,453 897,198
    1995 53,350 0 0 0 53,350 683,961 883,717
    1996 32,384 0 0 0 32,384 659,271 739,209
    1997 41,851 0 0 0 41,851 6,773,234 3,483,107
    1998 514,962 111 0 0 515,073 4,266,321 5,025,675
    1999 256,305 3 0 0 256,308 3,841,635 4,171,356
    2000 467,625 26 16 0 467,667 2,171,909 2,712,882
    2001 565,437 3 0 0 565,440 1,896,715 2,482,445
    2002 209,928 0 200 0 210,128 1,209,174 1,530,549
    "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 2.22 0 0 0 2.22 0 2.22
    2001 2.95 0 0 0 2.95 0 2.95
    2002 1.55 0 0 0 1.55 0 1.55
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