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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:LEAD
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    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 10,540
    Suspected Carcinogens 24
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 18,596 760
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 1,043
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 10,787 5
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 10,670
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 5,257
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 17,192 755
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 20,669 755
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 733
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 21,177 755
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 235
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 21,840 10
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 22,908 760
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 14,270 755

    *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 749,386 500 250 0 750,136 2,231,363 NA
    1989 595,047 500 0 0 595,547 1,180,832 NA
    1990 1,096,488 500 5 0 1,096,993 1,975,641 NA
    1991 851,435 0 5 0 851,440 1,891,851 7,082,582
    1992 747,792 250 5 0 748,047 1,342,394 6,692,949
    1993 649,607 299 10,281 0 660,187 1,403,609 5,816,561
    1994 695,654 289 0 0 695,943 1,016,233 5,251,185
    1995 679,278 294 0 0 679,572 924,528 3,386,837
    1996 279,483 56 0 0 279,539 797,390 2,497,249
    1997 77,871 45 0 0 77,916 587,812 2,020,802
    1998 55,648 800 0 0 56,448 457,553 1,517,211
    1999 28,683 770 0 0 29,453 500,182 1,017,375
    2000 23,154 760 0 0 23,914 557,524 1,175,225
    2001 27,438 760 0 0 28,198 347,476 852,540
    2002 23,796 760 0 0 24,556 252,161 2,707,070
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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