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

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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: CHROMIUM 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 226,909 10,900
    Suspected Carcinogens 194,321 4,252
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 1,156,368 831,448
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 103,672 11,664
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 1,074,235 64,606
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 86,682 9,675
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 3,846,265 25,411
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 768,409 110,229
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 4,806,487 79,411
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 4,576,851
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 1,771,451 176,895
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 25,658 6,790
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 1,162,736 99,235
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 5,948,422 202,732
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 5,716,869 128,244

    *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 7,886,861 574,951 271,117 0 8,732,929 7,996,008 NA
    1989 8,639,395 631,993 152,911 0 9,424,299 6,024,469 NA
    1990 6,020,765 431,584 183,028 0 6,635,377 5,769,388 NA
    1991 6,033,778 349,040 154,958 0 6,537,776 11,405,976 112,966,360
    1992 5,145,466 236,887 138,518 0 5,520,871 12,427,161 112,583,144
    1993 4,517,635 135,504 174,267 0 4,827,406 20,952,167 145,193,941
    1994 4,104,072 92,564 157,635 0 4,354,271 19,734,576 153,781,199
    1995 4,209,960 286,148 14,327 0 4,510,435 23,764,659 112,555,940
    1996 3,284,066 226,013 26,495 0 3,536,574 17,162,586 101,542,753
    1997 2,791,795 229,709 297,989 0 3,319,493 30,449,245 141,476,092
    1998 11,071,188 807,092 937,766 0 12,816,046 17,862,399 149,165,879
    1999 6,655,878 1,197,861 462,579 0 8,316,318 17,606,982 151,049,134
    2000 7,805,938 866,313 1,105,457 0 9,777,708 17,956,329 152,609,860
    2001 6,651,525 573,937 965,666 0 8,191,128 16,995,698 115,717,145
    2002 6,205,021 928,813 814,385 0 7,948,219 13,632,725 99,650,274
    "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 4.96 13.99 1.14 0 20.09 39,410 39,430
    2001 4.49 17.74 5,833 0 5,855 70,880 76,730
    2002 3.50 13.59 .945 0 18.03 69,400 69,420
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