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Environmental Release Report: Zip Code 06708 (WATERBURY, CT)
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in Zip Code 06708*
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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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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
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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 3,312 11
    Suspected Carcinogens 255
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 13,502 31
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 175 3
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 12,071 28
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 2,835 3
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 1,613 45
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 15,201 293
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 14,981 23
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 6,118 6
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 41 3
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 14,025 28
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 15,855 332
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 4,018 11

    *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
    7 TRI chemicals released to air in the United States lack the risk assessment values required for safety assessment
    219 TRI chemicals released to air in the United States lack the exposure estimates required for safety assessment
    Water Releases
    6 TRI chems released to water in the United States lack the risk assessment values required for safety assessment
    173 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 384,910 342 0 0 385,252 174,147 NA
    1989 268,323 191 0 0 268,514 179,549 NA
    1990 94,793 842 0 0 95,635 106,493 NA
    1991 42,433 70 0 0 42,503 507,527 1,432,222
    1992 27,716 61 0 0 27,777 879,114 1,715,099
    1993 34,226 314 0 0 34,540 765,174 27,483,043
    1994 35,278 280 0 0 35,558 1,503,960 13,408,534
    1995 22,104 294 0 0 22,398 1,227,452 19,096,586
    1996 33,899 283 0 0 34,182 437,020 39,722,533
    1997 81,915 30 0 0 81,945 1,449,189 65,017,344
    1998 13,851 857 0 0 14,708 172,705 51,986,263
    1999 15,662 1,485 0 0 17,147 1,791,068 6,194,918
    2000 25,160 1,220 0 0 26,380 3,029,089 8,109,666
    2001 25,292 1,159 0 0 26,451 2,935,729 3,717,225
    2002 15,857 332 0 0 16,190 2,087,780 2,173,423
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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