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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:CHLORODIFLUOROMETHANE
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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:CHLOROMETHANE
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    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 7,131 1,060
    Suspected Carcinogens 45,013 176
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 560,217 5,552
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 129,282 1,193
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 264,128 8,529
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 4,362 29
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 165,551 4,235
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 428,267 18,916
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 661,997 13,977
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 60,427 5
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 604,002 14,152
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 279 1,026
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 391,582 541
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 667,937 20,850
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 479,882 13,045

    *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 2,513,291 127,267 2,524,334 0 5,164,892 214,197 NA
    1989 2,753,251 112,258 1,524,125 0 4,389,634 274,650 NA
    1990 2,631,154 106,749 1,422,518 0 4,160,421 217,744 NA
    1991 1,296,451 87,574 1,332,422 0 2,716,447 480,851 43,272,919
    1992 1,024,215 106,972 1,312,665 0 2,443,852 714,706 56,719,951
    1993 842,048 194,972 934,424 0 1,971,444 974,404 67,144,164
    1994 878,000 113,809 1,562,732 0 2,554,541 830,061 88,019,387
    1995 715,252 65,883 1,072,045 0 1,853,180 1,172,192 43,324,331
    1996 676,153 83,090 950,030 0 1,709,273 1,456,994 43,116,369
    1997 779,524 96,944 980,760 0 1,857,228 2,524,835 49,229,564
    1998 766,816 92,215 1,792 0 860,823 2,333,319 25,144,495
    1999 821,857 23,685 11,227 0 856,769 2,297,863 28,537,686
    2000 836,754 30,424 3,780 0 870,958 2,172,811 23,209,711
    2001 677,149 24,137 157 0 701,443 2,125,007 23,223,606
    2002 668,014 22,051 83 0 690,147 1,750,015 21,682,277
    "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 .0216 0 0 0 .0216 0 2.22
    2001 .0296 0 .003 0 .0326 15.84 18.14
    2002 .01281 0 0 0 .01281 8.12 14.29
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