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Environmental Release Report: NEW JERSEY
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in NEW JERSEY*
    Cleanest/Best States Percentile Dirtiest/Worst States
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    Cancer risk score (air and water releases):
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    Air releases of recognized developmental toxicants:
    Air releases of recognized reproductive toxicants:

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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 NEW JERSEY

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:MONOCHLOROPENTAFLUOROETHANE
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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: MERCURY
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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 568,272 6,514
    Suspected Carcinogens 707,016 9,652
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 4,042,715 4,715,575
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 972,957 1,394
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 2,673,452 125,449
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 885,991 2,348
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 7,914,974 17,411
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 3,528,557 150,679
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 11,264,565 232,727
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 7,054,007 40
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 6,444,860 234,143
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 101,678 1,003
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 4,091,892 118,286
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 12,860,073 254,492
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 11,703,202 137,838

    *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 39,927,521 1,473,089 6,703,498 2,950 48,107,058 138,036,469 NA
    1989 32,288,660 4,376,622 3,139,088 0 39,804,370 93,995,514 NA
    1990 25,967,583 3,622,878 1,003,407 100 30,593,968 88,989,681 NA
    1991 23,004,763 2,504,759 509,673 1 26,019,196 182,541,699 754,602,729
    1992 20,733,245 3,325,814 649,025 750 24,708,834 197,267,871 664,120,875
    1993 17,745,573 3,295,555 643,798 0 21,684,926 183,007,450 544,026,449
    1994 14,466,697 789,245 274,650 5 15,530,597 134,400,456 547,922,232
    1995 12,728,407 1,632,366 284,578 5 14,645,356 110,416,637 537,109,809
    1996 10,039,848 5,357,477 930,080 4 16,327,409 92,605,125 645,596,073
    1997 9,465,108 5,399,681 1,258,837 2 16,123,628 180,429,272 537,304,077
    1998 17,397,417 6,171,812 654,434 2 24,223,665 123,102,942 610,590,857
    1999 16,445,531 5,396,988 2,327,243 4 24,169,766 161,381,084 640,062,651
    2000 17,165,152 5,547,375 195,513 4 22,908,043 147,890,993 464,588,237
    2001 13,791,888 3,729,623 314,617 6 17,836,133 161,374,202 362,024,063
    2002 13,614,992 4,863,857 640,428 0 19,119,278 132,307,097 368,062,228
    "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 8.04 .544 1.76 0 10.35 52.21 66.26
    2001 8.26 .43 1.02 0 9.71 41.02 58.76
    2002 7.07 1.39 9.45 0 17.91 9.56 56.51
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