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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:CHROMIUM
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to cancer risk
    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:COPPER
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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 67,411 760
    Suspected Carcinogens 4,911 20
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 461,101 565
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 40,901 5
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 418,559 1,040
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 53,161 15
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 355,165 1,030
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 460,970 1,065
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 485,266 3,342
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 483,815 3,102
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 1
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 470,920 2,327
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 485,776 3,602
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 485,256 1,825

    *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 1,015,437 224,144 23,850 0 1,263,431 2,840,977 NA
    1989 1,156,470 258,536 0 0 1,415,006 1,385,740 NA
    1990 758,845 237,697 1,000 0 997,542 1,219,458 NA
    1991 759,674 40,167 5,605 0 805,446 1,424,463 5,370,982
    1992 823,935 53,910 1,940 0 879,785 1,576,216 7,546,530
    1993 839,394 43,531 755 0 883,680 1,963,308 7,987,445
    1994 946,355 26,760 750 0 973,865 2,398,101 9,740,614
    1995 732,367 9,335 0 0 741,702 2,851,598 8,569,911
    1996 691,980 8,775 0 0 700,755 2,591,533 7,893,565
    1997 688,323 12,485 1,080 0 701,888 4,547,745 6,929,665
    1998 548,757 6,225 150 0 555,132 1,372,886 4,819,869
    1999 523,790 7,568 7,325 0 538,683 729,922 3,820,888
    2000 524,552 3,683 35 0 528,270 823,113 3,831,671
    2001 457,806 3,290 35 0 461,131 890,176 3,311,334
    2002 487,047 3,607 10 0 490,664 2,773,752 5,795,891
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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