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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:1,1-DICHLORO-1-FLUOROETHANE
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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 1,408 16
    Suspected Carcinogens 11,151
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 43,422 114,559
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 13,461 246
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 26,614 230
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 11,197 16
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 26,228 16
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 36,284 476
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 73,129 4,911
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 3,097
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 76,507 5,142
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 281 16
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 71,367 5,126
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 75,211 4,912
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 74,353 4,912

    *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 1,590,646 249,288 183,541 0 2,023,475 1,363,816 NA
    1989 1,191,372 136,713 52,203 0 1,380,288 766,042 NA
    1990 937,891 91,158 44,038 5 1,073,092 485,250 NA
    1991 910,341 44,250 57,189 0 1,011,780 3,065,980 17,505,120
    1992 829,974 32,363 7,753 0 870,090 5,111,588 20,088,624
    1993 756,788 1,450 260 0 758,498 4,521,409 16,686,982
    1994 658,301 500 260 0 659,061 1,694,153 9,308,466
    1995 547,459 2,712 2,674 0 552,845 2,059,338 4,448,606
    1996 303,245 122,915 1,351 0 427,511 2,764,456 4,673,518
    1997 216,040 188,985 262 0 405,287 3,050,657 3,964,353
    1998 189,178 152,219 1,005 0 342,402 1,300,208 5,077,127
    1999 150,666 179,767 75,500 0 405,933 1,839,506 3,725,335
    2000 120,566 178,519 255 0 299,340 2,077,637 3,532,034
    2001 136,536 75,573 433 0 212,542 2,591,929 4,173,592
    2002 79,807 119,224 901 0 199,932 2,285,102 4,045,636
    "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 1.10 0 0 0 1.10 0 1.10
    2001 .858 0 0 0 .858 0 .858
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