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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:LEAD COMPOUNDS
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to cancer risk
    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:MERCURY 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 15 .910
    Suspected Carcinogens 54 1
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 8,413 15
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 69 2
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 8,229
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants .031
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 76,439 60
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 150 14
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 84,773 38
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 144,085
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 9,227 66
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 15 .910
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 9,043 51
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 145,794 123
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 144,998 988

    *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 51,763 0 0 0 51,763 849,300 NA
    1989 56,440 0 0 0 56,440 121,358 NA
    1990 18,624 5 0 0 18,629 627 NA
    1991 31,555 0 1,500 0 33,055 81,507 114,874
    1992 34,750 0 0 0 34,750 75,346 109,517
    1993 24,812 0 0 0 24,812 70,091 95,003
    1994 250 0 0 0 250 66,143 66,819
    1995 500 0 0 0 500 230,317 252,012
    1996 70 0 0 0 70 246,112 245,172
    1997 20 0 0 0 20 291,764 218,989
    1998 193,037 310 143,000 0 336,347 128,911 2,015,169
    1999 182,541 804 177,000 0 360,345 124,795 2,075,725
    2000 168,934 965 131,022 0 300,921 100,121 1,891,305
    2001 107,833 1,063 84,719 0 193,615 67,245 1,625,037
    2002 145,911 1,076 86,112 0 233,099 83,877 1,910,519
    "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 .3 0 0 0 .3 0 .3
    2001 .298 0 0 0 .298 0 .298
    2002 .313 0 0 0 .313 0 .313
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