POLLUTION LOCATOR | Toxic Chemical Releases |Pollution Releases Ranked by Cancer Risk Score

State: NEW MEXICO
  • From 1988 to 2002, total cancer risk scores have increased 50%.
  • List facilities releasing cancer hazards in NEW MEXICO.
  • Chemical Name Cancer Risk Scores
    Pounds of benzene-equivalents
    ARSENIC (ORGANIC OR INORGANIC COMPOUNDS)2,700,000
    CHROMIUM COMPOUNDS68,000
    ETHYLENE OXIDE54,000
    BENZENE36,000
    CHROMIUM33,000
    LEAD30,000
    LEAD COMPOUNDS27,000
    BERYLLIUM COMPOUNDS20,000
    TRICHLOROETHYLENE1,400
    NICKEL1,300
    NICKEL COMPOUNDS950
    TETRACHLOROETHYLENE400
    METHYL HYDRAZINE330
    METHYL TERT-BUTYL ETHER48


    Note: These rankings do not cover all chemical releases reported to TRI - they only include chemicals that possess risk scores. As a result of data gaps or modeling problems, not all TRI chemicals possess the information required to weight their mass release by toxicity and exposure potential. Dioxin compounds, for example, are not included in these rankings. TRI chemicals that lack risk scores should not be assumed to be safe.