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

State: PUERTO RICO
  • From 1988 to 2002, total cancer risk scores have decreased 89%.
  • List facilities releasing cancer hazards in PUERTO RICO.
  • Chemical Name Cancer Risk Scores
    Pounds of benzene-equivalents
    NICKEL COMPOUNDS240,000
    DICHLOROMETHANE230,000
    LEAD COMPOUNDS82,000
    ETHYLENE OXIDE75,000
    CHROMIUM COMPOUNDS23,000
    BENZENE22,000
    CHLOROFORM8,200
    LEAD2,700
    CHROMIUM260
    HYDROQUINONE210
    DIURON200
    EPICHLOROHYDRIN150
    1,4-DIOXANE140
    METHYL TERT-BUTYL ETHER93
    BIS(2-ETHYLHEXYL)PHTHALATE61
    FORMALDEHYDE22


    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.