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

    See how this county ranks on other chemical release and waste management attributes tracked by Scorecard

    Rank counties in RHODE ISLAND or facilities in PROVIDENCE 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 PROVIDENCE 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 32,444 269
    Suspected Carcinogens 36,778 168
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 245,920 548
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 73,354 25
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 211,641 268
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 31,492 273
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 89,588 280
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 310,921 190
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 375,058 206
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 2,377
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 391,982 467
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 10,429 16
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 313,171 288
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 383,273 724
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 336,307 719

    *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 4,863,790 524,863 54,187 0 5,442,840 4,150,778 NA
    1989 4,225,323 14,424 0 0 4,239,747 2,653,825 NA
    1990 3,773,834 23,327 1,262 0 3,798,423 1,911,904 NA
    1991 3,177,369 58,425 1,947 0 3,237,741 7,073,960 21,746,879
    1992 2,542,102 61,475 2,588 0 2,606,165 8,115,381 20,769,849
    1993 2,389,177 98,660 0 0 2,487,837 11,244,396 24,499,212
    1994 1,762,539 104,025 0 0 1,866,564 13,211,075 26,364,272
    1995 1,745,685 42,185 0 0 1,787,870 9,713,272 21,965,445
    1996 1,264,097 181 10,538 0 1,274,816 8,285,960 18,402,940
    1997 1,047,669 119 4,332 0 1,052,120 15,115,968 16,145,318
    1998 1,532,406 712 505 0 1,533,623 5,613,342 13,335,321
    1999 693,972 98 5 0 694,075 5,603,103 8,660,968
    2000 622,426 691 26 0 623,143 7,397,306 9,983,122
    2001 462,985 9,918 358 0 473,261 6,440,660 9,175,252
    2002 407,489 737 250 0 408,476 6,298,811 9,098,180
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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