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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:BENZENE
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:LEAD
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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 4,352 .201
    Suspected Carcinogens 4,900 8
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 68,056 17
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 46,011 .201
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 41,750 11
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 4,336 0
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 64,023 1
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 89,262 3
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 91,813 9
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 94,129 23
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 1,129 .201
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 70,358 17
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 94,371 29
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 91,296 9

    *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 663,834 15,900 0 0 679,734 5,406,693 NA
    1989 860,875 15,778 28,320 0 904,973 4,374,643 NA
    1990 671,850 16,913 0 0 688,763 3,727,360 NA
    1991 686,262 1,071 0 0 687,333 6,926,141 17,639,236
    1992 318,563 1,008 0 0 319,571 6,390,468 17,731,425
    1993 284,004 729 0 0 284,733 5,607,085 15,772,783
    1994 136,337 886 0 0 137,223 5,751,604 15,639,979
    1995 79,699 1,150 0 0 80,849 5,345,542 9,557,648
    1996 83,978 450 0 0 84,428 4,331,075 9,611,843
    1997 69,078 450 0 0 69,528 7,646,288 9,073,671
    1998 95,562 454 0 0 96,016 3,847,792 10,052,262
    1999 131,266 457 5 0 131,728 4,156,985 9,762,103
    2000 161,052 480 0 0 161,532 3,977,688 10,073,396
    2001 88,706 281 0 0 88,987 2,829,338 9,219,083
    2002 94,648 29 0 0 94,677 1,787,277 8,557,314
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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