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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:CHROMIUM COMPOUNDS
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to cancer risk
    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:LEAD
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    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 1,266
    Suspected Carcinogens 118
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 352,065
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 144,536
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 207,162
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 1,185
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 1,522,650
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 268,653 601
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 1,722,548
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 1,589,591
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 352,289
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 463
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 351,416
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 1,840,610 601
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 1,838,154

    *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 2,716,894 0 0 0 2,716,894 3,418,108 NA
    1989 1,067,827 0 0 0 1,067,827 1,315,871 NA
    1990 941,083 10 510 0 941,603 3,047,856 NA
    1991 504,503 0 500 0 505,003 3,172,413 23,185,757
    1992 735,777 0 500 0 736,277 3,710,742 22,421,197
    1993 587,080 0 500 0 587,580 3,073,137 16,584,790
    1994 445,232 0 750 0 445,982 2,523,786 10,386,188
    1995 393,454 0 1,000 0 394,454 2,935,227 9,426,834
    1996 83,383 0 1,013 0 84,396 2,790,019 6,689,792
    1997 89,333 0 32 0 89,365 3,504,109 6,665,784
    1998 1,615,763 1,772 2,390 0 1,619,925 2,532,124 9,605,272
    1999 3,604,412 1,702 530 0 3,606,644 1,739,808 9,567,726
    2000 2,433,712 852 3,000 0 2,437,564 1,615,677 9,631,443
    2001 1,418,092 0 0 0 1,418,092 681,153 5,478,278
    2002 1,859,843 601 0 0 1,860,444 782,099 4,180,591
    "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 .1483 0 0 0 .1483 0 .1483
    2001 .5942 0 0 0 .5942 0 .5942
    2002 .5372 0 0 0 .5372 0 .5372
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