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Environmental Release Report: SUFFOLK County, NY
 
 
  • Map Locating Toxic Chemical Releases
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in SUFFOLK County*
    Cleanest/Best Counties in US Percentile Dirtiest/Worst Counties in US
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    Cancer risk score (air and water releases):
    Noncancer risk score (air and water releases):
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    Air releases of recognized developmental 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 SUFFOLK County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:1,1-DICHLORO-1-FLUOROETHANE
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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:NICKEL COMPOUNDS
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:LEAD COMPOUNDS
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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 48,342 1,460
    Suspected Carcinogens 13,984
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 129,015 1,460
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 31,512 10
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 109,201 9,285
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 46,286 10
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 167,068 1,460
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 137,778 12,445
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 247,657 6,614
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 841,010
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 180,965 7,845
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 909 10
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 134,871 1,450
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 978,184 8,064
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 949,892 8,064

    *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 1,810,624 8,577 29,656 1 1,848,858 1,026,032 NA
    1989 1,614,121 2,114 1,093 0 1,617,328 657,565 NA
    1990 1,291,350 4,298 26 0 1,295,674 376,863 NA
    1991 1,411,375 3,693 62 0 1,415,130 847,541 3,124,726
    1992 1,433,879 5,954 271 0 1,440,104 839,995 3,252,889
    1993 736,690 3,721 300 250 740,961 573,966 2,226,528
    1994 581,589 8,574 275 760 591,198 5,251,525 3,577,772
    1995 451,587 3,759 252 5 455,603 448,040 1,674,039
    1996 528,066 1,458 447 12 529,983 287,117 1,779,940
    1997 570,962 33 61 500 571,556 692,496 1,658,636
    1998 944,015 8,337 99 500 952,951 245,862 2,597,598
    1999 708,817 9,709 40 250 718,816 396,568 3,121,610
    2000 1,044,828 11,017 58 250 1,056,153 657,095 2,936,375
    2001 978,714 12,823 24 1 991,563 735,393 2,660,894
    2002 1,011,353 13,895 55 0 1,025,303 1,079,913 2,949,574
    "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 5.10 0 0 0 5.10 0 5.10
    2001 4.66 0 0 0 4.66 0 4.66
    2002 4.87 0 0 0 4.87 0 4.87
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