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Environmental Release Report: WASHINGTON County, NY
 
 
  • Map Locating Toxic Chemical Releases
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in WASHINGTON 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 WASHINGTON 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 WASHINGTON County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:LEAD
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to cancer risk
    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 51
    Suspected Carcinogens .100
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 13 2
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 51
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 8 359
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 51
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 5 179
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 13 2
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 59 2
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 5 357
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 51
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 8 359
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 59 538
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 51

    *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 1,158,542 22,023 1,806 0 1,182,371 206,722 NA
    1989 761,479 19,480 1,655 0 782,614 233,726 NA
    1990 464,584 11,214 3,035 0 478,833 198,418 NA
    1991 668,905 7,356 4,145 0 680,406 561,417 2,167,196
    1992 485,469 8,021 696 0 494,186 348,969 1,485,003
    1993 587,321 6,509 591 0 594,421 527,966 1,304,885
    1994 546,252 5,030 677 0 551,959 564,132 1,726,205
    1995 419,407 4,516 790 0 424,713 419,785 1,320,514
    1996 190,982 4,620 890 0 196,492 248,985 1,067,844
    1997 82,106 10 828 0 82,944 587,565 375,673
    1998 115,279 6 6,239 0 121,524 279,582 1,011,707
    1999 14,854 1 868 0 15,723 165,245 414,723
    2000 26,890 506 1,950 0 29,346 205,829 447,761
    2001 68 505 8,090 0 8,663 214,087 501,105
    2002 59 538 1,743 0 2,340 228,648 558,154
    "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
    2001 .1485 0 0 0 .1485 0 .1485
    2002 .1464 0 0 0 .1464 0 .1464
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