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Environmental Release Report: KENT County, RI
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in KENT 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 RHODE ISLAND or facilities in KENT 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 KENT County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:ETHYLENE OXIDE
    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 21,974 5
    Suspected Carcinogens 502
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 129,069 11,210
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 62,140
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 53,748 11,210
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 22,495 3
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 73,407 8
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 131,665 11,210
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 137,247 11,208
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 274
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 141,837 11,208
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 1,232
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 131,995 10
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 141,123 11,210
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 110,277 8

    *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 928,373 61,379 61 0 989,813 2,338,703 NA
    1989 874,625 44,152 0 0 918,777 1,400,937 NA
    1990 670,486 38,099 10 0 708,595 916,970 NA
    1991 386,692 71,303 500 0 458,495 933,745 19,742,047
    1992 431,926 62,856 9,350 0 504,132 734,771 20,667,355
    1993 372,458 43,633 0 0 416,091 2,104,824 16,021,199
    1994 282,651 653 0 0 283,304 1,903,417 8,593,557
    1995 296,120 6,200 0 0 302,320 976,267 14,431,404
    1996 274,563 8,405 0 0 282,968 876,425 11,425,109
    1997 238,031 1,857 0 0 239,888 1,337,544 12,276,463
    1998 183,133 1,001 0 0 184,134 722,360 9,208,339
    1999 171,171 1,025 0 0 172,196 633,352 8,944,035
    2000 174,619 284 0 0 174,903 1,035,420 8,809,395
    2001 141,497 86 0 0 141,583 746,386 6,305,365
    2002 143,286 11,213 0 0 154,498 813,003 6,724,127
    "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 .0083 0 0 0 .0083 .0024 .0107
    2001 .012 0 0 0 .012 0 .013
    2002 0 0 0 0 0 .002 .0027
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