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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:1-CHLORO-1,1-DIFLUOROETHANE
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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk: CADMIUM COMPOUNDS
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk: LEAD
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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 739,437 4,369
    Suspected Carcinogens 136,516 533
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 2,387,411 712,946
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 579,490 201
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 1,043,530 22,766
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 690,096 408
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 1,517,381 8,373
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 1,944,253 24,122
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 2,712,218 39,052
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 527,792
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 2,469,069 52,041
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 7,205 193
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 1,918,803 16,128
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 2,846,312 54,475
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 2,363,636 43,031

    *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 26,396,163 6,167,812 2,377,933 250 34,942,158 25,155,095 NA
    1989 22,462,464 4,755,100 337,535 0 27,555,099 17,892,538 NA
    1990 17,850,801 4,013,146 166,767 5 22,030,719 13,712,955 NA
    1991 16,680,675 3,895,298 3,355 50 20,579,378 35,909,689 291,464,110
    1992 13,756,103 3,101,338 3,896 0 16,861,337 35,751,014 296,872,853
    1993 10,736,898 2,345,713 373,108 0 13,455,719 38,134,112 278,514,923
    1994 8,901,064 2,227,758 1,535 0 11,130,357 35,646,980 242,540,047
    1995 7,179,523 1,489,456 95,110 0 8,764,089 38,650,027 193,719,801
    1996 6,470,253 658,631 59,261 0 7,188,145 34,736,725 175,299,253
    1997 5,434,734 670,792 38,631 0 6,144,157 78,195,300 210,014,718
    1998 6,247,920 675,408 36,943 0 6,960,271 32,155,463 182,165,378
    1999 4,714,794 1,012,110 21,202 0 5,748,106 30,605,114 137,582,360
    2000 5,549,431 815,903 49,441 0 6,414,774 44,454,742 156,056,662
    2001 4,820,932 785,064 2,462 0 5,608,458 50,423,811 77,573,316
    2002 3,673,988 749,557 510 0 4,424,055 42,360,942 78,303,975
    "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 7.55 3.00 0 0 10.55 4.31 29.74
    2001 7.14 1.30 0 0 8.44 1.30 17.00
    2002 5.86 .09 0 0 5.95 1.25 14.52
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