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Environmental Release Report: MAINE
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in MAINE*
    Cleanest/Best States Percentile Dirtiest/Worst States
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    *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 MAINE

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk: LEAD COMPOUNDS
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk: LEAD COMPOUNDS
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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 455,964 39,456
    Suspected Carcinogens 73,693 1,143
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 401,532 3,072,559
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 34,134 1,592
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 2,397,511 156,087
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 79,674 172
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 981,659 56,275
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 2,411,973 181,151
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 3,576,899 226,233
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 804,697
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 3,472,979 620,708
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 5,424 1,564
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 1,300,592 446,045
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 4,313,776 635,737
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 4,154,188 260,450

    *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 17,476,312 491,430 1,054,454 0 19,022,196 4,799,837 NA
    1989 16,045,267 372,303 444,789 0 16,862,359 3,066,097 NA
    1990 14,104,058 877,861 526,516 0 15,508,435 2,203,635 NA
    1991 14,110,094 800,048 1,617,947 0 16,528,089 5,016,703 103,957,522
    1992 13,215,752 570,453 1,462,288 405 15,248,898 4,729,472 117,879,530
    1993 10,495,707 628,341 1,378,589 0 12,502,637 4,761,243 111,554,264
    1994 8,963,087 489,924 642,187 0 10,095,198 4,752,563 121,664,054
    1995 9,242,209 610,781 314,865 0 10,167,855 5,040,802 120,405,630
    1996 7,453,854 603,236 192,913 0 8,250,003 6,919,733 98,338,769
    1997 6,627,137 996,800 338,023 0 7,961,960 17,040,784 98,731,276
    1998 6,615,093 1,096,897 861,509 0 8,573,499 4,041,717 96,379,523
    1999 5,449,794 864,539 787,171 0 7,101,504 3,878,683 73,841,899
    2000 6,394,817 2,149,436 899,300 0 9,443,553 5,804,947 88,845,008
    2001 4,657,014 3,974,909 725,873 0 9,357,795 4,503,589 81,900,622
    2002 4,324,912 3,684,531 731,768 0 8,741,211 5,055,960 82,284,178
    "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 8.65 6.22 5.58 0 20.45 5.46 28.33
    2001 9.39 2.11 3.41 0 14.90 2.18 17.63
    2002 8.58 3.39 6.39 0 18.36 .4871 20.73
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