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Environmental Release Report: RHODE ISLAND
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in RHODE ISLAND*
    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 RHODE ISLAND

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk: LEAD
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk: LEAD
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    See Scorecard's estimates of the health risks associated with outdoor air pollution for this area
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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 60,253 336
    Suspected Carcinogens 107,390 189
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 554,185 11,992
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 229,460 27
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 367,904 11,545
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 124,093 275
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 332,168 363
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 638,646 11,551
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 726,582 11,424
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 2,651
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 756,326 11,730
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 11,662 18
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 654,256 403
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 745,321 12,188
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 666,771 800

    *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 7,802,829 586,745 122,748 0 8,512,322 6,711,055 NA
    1989 6,311,702 60,678 0 0 6,372,380 4,270,435 NA
    1990 5,312,344 61,683 1,272 0 5,375,299 3,017,191 NA
    1991 4,454,472 129,728 2,447 0 4,586,647 10,247,780 45,118,097
    1992 3,835,928 124,331 12,380 0 3,972,639 14,274,482 48,635,317
    1993 3,660,255 142,293 0 0 3,802,548 17,314,960 46,533,783
    1994 2,970,797 104,808 70 0 3,075,675 21,641,027 44,203,800
    1995 2,734,284 48,475 40 0 2,782,799 16,441,002 44,816,048
    1996 2,330,341 8,734 10,538 0 2,349,613 9,466,417 40,000,819
    1997 1,766,357 2,177 4,332 0 1,772,866 16,909,821 37,237,437
    1998 1,930,946 1,826 505 0 1,933,277 6,564,324 25,236,760
    1999 1,070,873 1,306 5 0 1,072,184 6,435,560 28,504,512
    2000 992,815 1,348 26 0 994,189 16,478,459 30,080,513
    2001 824,757 10,171 358 0 835,286 12,491,067 31,334,220
    2002 773,771 12,377 275 0 786,422 9,965,482 28,643,713
    "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 .0083 0 0 0 .0083 .0024 .0107
    2001 .012 0 0 0 .012 0 .013
    2002 0 0 0 0 0 .002 .0027
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