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Environmental Release Report: WASHINGTON County, RI
 
 
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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 RHODE ISLAND 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:ARSENIC (ORGANIC OR INORGANIC COMPOUNDS)
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:COPPER COMPOUNDS
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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 5,835 62
    Suspected Carcinogens 4 21
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 100,175 234
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 85,448 2
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 29,139 68
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants .280
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 91,972 76
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 114,593 151
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 131,985 11
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 137,719 55
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 1 2
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 126,999 105
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 138,207 254
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 137,895 73

    *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 642,884 250 68,500 0 711,634 176,261 NA
    1989 393,907 0 0 0 393,907 186,994 NA
    1990 425,684 5 0 0 425,689 108,022 NA
    1991 385,928 0 0 0 385,928 2,221,382 3,093,405
    1992 351,705 0 442 0 352,147 5,403,096 6,651,397
    1993 280,605 0 0 0 280,605 3,958,975 5,372,348
    1994 372,506 130 70 0 372,706 6,511,101 8,377,851
    1995 379,567 90 40 0 379,697 5,683,071 7,639,422
    1996 340,507 148 0 0 340,655 278,834 9,324,825
    1997 376,364 201 0 0 376,565 417,863 7,886,987
    1998 100,590 113 0 0 100,703 198,948 1,931,423
    1999 102,207 183 0 0 102,390 166,135 10,147,226
    2000 104,625 374 0 0 104,999 8,013,144 10,629,401
    2001 125,444 167 0 0 125,611 5,285,479 15,336,687
    2002 138,208 427 0 0 138,635 2,732,009 12,472,059
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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