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Environmental Release Report: ULSTER County, NY
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in ULSTER 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):
    Air releases of recognized carcinogens:
    Air releases of recognized developmental toxicants:
    Air releases of recognized reproductive 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 ULSTER 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
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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 529 250
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 55,403 351
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 29
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 16,982 250
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 22
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 1,029 500
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 17,010 250
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 16,516
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 55,399 351
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 29
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 17,773 601
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 18,800 1,101
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 9,532 250

    *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 115,855 2,786 2,146 0 120,787 146,557 NA
    1989 87,313 1,023 210 0 88,546 89,493 NA
    1990 63,023 1,033 0 0 64,056 77,658 NA
    1991 117,713 1,049 13,750 0 132,512 398,038 1,110,535
    1992 77,305 1,046 18,500 0 96,851 384,381 456,905
    1993 40,606 1,087 10,400 0 52,093 488,868 448,383
    1994 36,026 1,103 5,417 0 42,546 402,627 445,442
    1995 20,233 1,076 0 0 21,309 581,148 589,564
    1996 21,123 1,260 0 500 22,883 484,342 506,076
    1997 9,108 1,015 0 0 10,123 720,864 406,768
    1998 21,078 1,015 0 0 22,093 477,102 502,405
    1999 50,957 1,015 106,780 0 158,752 370,194 532,575
    2000 61,895 1,010 122,798 0 185,703 401,091 590,554
    2001 50,908 1,000 106,654 0 158,562 193,499 395,905
    2002 56,914 1,101 120,785 0 178,800 193,319 374,698
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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