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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:METHYL BROMIDE
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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: LEAD 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 1,754,254 80,794
    Suspected Carcinogens 334,315 70,321
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 8,516,380 6,181,157
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 2,854,486 32,223
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 5,009,006 126,768
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 2,279,654 17,906
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 14,447,204 189,032
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 7,395,786 189,458
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 21,949,087 180,840
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 15,690,081 5
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 12,138,586 274,984
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 764,780 30,023
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 8,024,886 217,608
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 26,025,460 416,450
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 24,543,235 360,776

    *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 103,439,334 2,481,931 6,420,234 251 112,341,750 97,258,761 NA
    1989 87,597,763 1,775,936 2,138,474 250 91,512,423 42,868,560 NA
    1990 76,124,370 1,959,971 1,740,210 140 79,824,691 38,438,239 NA
    1991 65,277,659 1,649,485 1,726,914 37 68,654,095 87,594,422 673,235,530
    1992 55,580,941 1,820,868 1,575,621 0 58,977,430 93,410,472 738,100,525
    1993 44,905,971 1,787,141 1,126,176 255 47,819,543 110,637,244 598,248,338
    1994 32,798,392 865,703 1,737,375 760 35,402,230 113,357,444 552,367,726
    1995 30,045,576 5,334,499 1,192,979 5 36,573,059 103,656,322 459,503,886
    1996 26,864,747 3,879,544 1,081,983 2,570 31,828,844 91,301,753 439,708,017
    1997 24,272,318 4,366,426 1,298,885 500 29,938,129 180,393,138 453,265,294
    1998 38,417,071 8,289,946 18,369,142 500 65,076,659 107,422,945 484,437,717
    1999 36,333,684 9,827,638 15,634,962 250 61,796,534 109,563,309 470,071,689
    2000 33,272,564 8,992,560 8,329,309 250 50,594,682 114,606,357 465,437,895
    2001 29,629,290 6,736,767 7,950,534 1 44,316,593 77,944,787 374,551,276
    2002 26,962,227 6,619,914 5,779,838 0 39,361,979 111,888,766 378,486,910
    "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 32.59 6.29 .377 0 39.26 23,760 12,670
    2001 34.50 3.86 .0772 0 38.44 4,117 1,272
    2002 925 3.49 .0712 0 929 7,668 995
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