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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:1,1,1-TRICHLOROETHANE
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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 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 101,598 201
    Suspected Carcinogens 21,640
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 504,815 66,133
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 153,882 115
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 399,528 39
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 90,509 6
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 375,956 871
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 263,671 2,253
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 680,927 161
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 437,065
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 682,467 163
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 42,708 110
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 548,685 30
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 913,789 2,902
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 805,920 124

    *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 2,210,387 510 28,930,402 5 31,141,304 514,615 NA
    1989 2,992,357 10 31,064,589 5 34,056,961 504,298 NA
    1990 2,571,102 11 37,621,753 20 40,192,886 379,638 NA
    1991 2,301,370 9,991 37,670,985 750 39,983,096 862,605 83,952,684
    1992 1,974,190 6 18,395,674 0 20,369,870 854,170 84,324,430
    1993 1,856,820 14,254 21,979,985 0 23,851,059 1,054,647 70,719,923
    1994 2,096,830 2,918 15,943,260 0 18,043,008 914,193 70,368,298
    1995 1,892,903 1,153 16,812,196 0 18,706,252 1,652,640 73,681,802
    1996 1,918,501 12 17,972,637 0 19,891,150 1,750,631 58,849,834
    1997 2,443,062 8,050 31,605,638 0 34,056,750 3,747,330 75,511,262
    1998 2,623,182 20,984 251,818,888 0 254,463,054 7,354,769 375,430,309
    1999 1,861,502 23,236 258,220,861 315 260,105,914 12,574,461 308,473,307
    2000 1,260,869 45,398 121,181,868 895 122,489,030 8,424,144 167,171,961
    2001 1,072,357 40,023 102,121,661 37,389 103,271,430 9,246,809 151,521,252
    2002 975,493 68,995 9,789,254 993 10,834,734 8,840,323 73,709,686
    "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 7.99 0 0 0 7.99 0 7.99
    2001 5.74 0 0 0 5.74 0 5.74
    2002 3.86 0 0 0 3.86 0 3.86
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