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

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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: 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 968,400 3,502
    Suspected Carcinogens 716,607 3,176
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 4,058,113 3,198,522
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 215,217 764
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 4,331,583 21,116
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 870,939 523
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 25,884,812 11,055
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 2,426,474 18,735
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 29,451,397 45,521
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 29,076,637 10,244
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 6,618,203 96,854
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 15,640 504
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 3,605,759 90,817
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 33,069,749 113,527
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 33,647,957 51,332

    *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 21,205,611 4,399,334 3,638,642 407,657 29,651,244 14,302,980 NA
    1989 19,919,503 2,448,229 1,113,446 15,500 23,496,678 7,300,826 NA
    1990 14,795,482 1,282,366 1,354,613 60 17,432,521 7,756,084 NA
    1991 13,055,500 682,953 1,293,351 0 15,031,804 33,899,067 432,209,526
    1992 11,063,272 838,672 1,592,309 0 13,494,253 32,058,438 437,603,869
    1993 10,707,113 567,509 2,208,581 0 13,483,203 61,983,597 420,040,997
    1994 10,441,005 668,293 2,367,939 22,500 13,499,737 42,188,222 361,739,866
    1995 8,868,815 1,881,350 2,571,728 0 13,321,893 22,629,037 99,495,942
    1996 8,558,171 1,837,147 1,917,459 0 12,312,777 13,300,551 89,742,979
    1997 7,830,228 2,026,236 2,565,185 1 12,421,650 29,450,634 87,220,051
    1998 33,040,146 2,508,116 2,142,176 45,000 37,735,438 15,971,955 183,017,601
    1999 37,616,005 2,849,575 2,446,164 34,700 42,946,444 16,701,912 192,551,861
    2000 36,062,563 3,564,265 3,925,048 54,434 43,606,310 18,048,088 141,505,575
    2001 36,067,937 3,839,690 2,806,914 56,057 42,770,598 23,018,628 134,708,733
    2002 34,451,706 3,299,564 3,837,094 53,776 41,642,140 15,344,950 114,234,139
    "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 34.16 16.26 2,721 0 2,771 .3497 5,420
    2001 15.64 .848 130 0 146 .3495 148
    2002 16.42 .484 219 0 236 .3966 237
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