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TRI Public Data Release for Reporting Year 2009 New England Trends

Summary of Trends – TRI Releases to Each Media by State for all industries for the 2001 core chemicals and chemical compounds*


Total Air Releases – TRI chemical releases to air (fugitive & stack air emissions) decreased in five of the six New England states from 2008-2009. Overall New England states decreased total air emissions by 620,271 pounds for 2008-2009. All values represent pounds per year.

State 2008 Total Air Releases 2009 Total Air Releases Direction of Change Difference Percent Change
Connecticut 2,214,670 1,895,394 Decrease -319,276 -14.4%
Maine 4,588,312 5,017,061 Decrease 428,749 9.3%
Massachusetts 3,804,787 3,247,046 Decrease -557,741 -14.7%
New Hampshire 2,782,564 2,668,581 Decrease -113,983 -4.1%
Rhode Island 220,031 173,218 Decrease -46,813 -21.3%
Vermont 36,640 25,433 Decrease -11,207 -30.6%
Total 13,647,004 13,026,733 Decrease -620,271 -4.5%

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Surface Water Discharges – TRI chemical releases to surface water decreased in five of the six New England states from 2008-2009. New England states decreased water discharges by 639,780 pounds for 2008-2009. All values represent pounds per year.

State 2008 On-site Surface Water Discharges 2009 On-site Surface Water Discharges Direction of Change Difference Percent Change
Connecticut 251,677 306,541 Increase 54,864 21.8%
Maine 3,541,975 2,872,118 Decrease -669,857 -18.9%
Massachusetts 7,745 6,194 Decrease -1,551 -20.0%
New Hampshire 1,754 1,719 Decrease -35 -2.0%
Rhode Island 8,203 693 Decrease -7,510 -91.6%
Vermont 133,967 118,276 Decrease -15,691 -11.7%
Total 3,945,321 3,305,541 Decrease -639,780 -16.2%

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Land Releases – TRI chemical releases to on-site land decreased in four states of the six New England states from 2008-2009. New England states decreased land releases by 32,449 pounds for 2008-2009. All values represent pounds per year.

State 2008 On-Site Land Releases 2009 On-Site Land Releases Direction of Change Difference Percent Change
Connecticut 3,889 11,777 Increase 7,888 202.8%
Maine 923,902 930,087 Increase 6,185 0.7%
Massachusetts 45,958 28,114 Decrease -17,844 -38.8%
New Hampshire 32,109 16,347 Decrease -15,762 -49.1%
Rhode Island 1,366 788 Decrease -578 -42.3%
Vermont 26,541 14,203 Decrease -12,338 -46.5%
Total 1,033,765 1,001,316 Decrease -32,449 -3.1%

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Total On-Site Releases – Reported TRI Chemicals released On-Site for air, land & water for all industries decreased in all of the six New England states. Overall, New England states decreased the total on-site releases by 1,292,497 pounds for 2008-2009. All values represent pounds per year.

State 2008 Total On-site Disposal or Other Releases 2009 Total On-site Disposal or Other Releases Direction of Change Difference Percent Change
Connecticut 2,470,236 2,213,713 Decrease -256,523 -10.4%
Maine 9,054,189 8,819,265 Decrease -234,924 -2.6%
Massachusetts 3,858,489 3,281,355 Decrease -577,134 -15.0%
New Hampshire 2,816,427 2,686,647 Decrease -129,780 -4.6%
Rhode Island 229,600 174,700 Decrease -54,900 -23.9%
Vermont 197,148 157,912 Decrease -39,236 -19.9%
Total 18,626,089 17,333,592 Decrease -1,292,497 -6.9%

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Total Off-Site Releases – Reported TRI Chemicals released Off-Site for all industries decreased in five of the six New England states. Overall the New England states decreased by 1,066,567 pounds from 2008-2009. All values represent pounds per year.

State 2008 Total Off-site Disposal or Other Releases 2009 Total Off-site Disposal or Other Releases Direction of Change Difference Percent Change
Connecticut 1,547,446 1,101,200 Decrease -446,246 -28.8%
Maine 1,444,963 810,996 Decrease -633,967 -43.9%
Massachusetts 1,907,301 2,093,654 Increase 186,353 9.8%
New Hampshire 323,763 212,627 Decrease -111,136 -34.3%
Rhode Island 239,280 220,531 Decrease -18,749 -7.8%
Vermont 142,940 100,118 Decrease -42,822 -30.0%
Total 5,605,693 4,539,126 Decrease -1,066,567 -19.0%

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Totals On and Off-Site Disposal or Other Releases – Reported TRI Chemicals in Total On and Off-Site Disposal or Other Releases for all industries decreased in all of the six New England states. Overall, the six New England states decreased by 2,359,064 pounds in total on and off-site releases for 2008-2009. All values represent pounds per year.

State 2008 Total On-Site and Off-site Disposal or Other Releases 2009 Total On-Site and Off-site Disposal or Other Releases Direction of Change Difference Percent Change
Connecticut 4,017,682 3,314,913 Decrease -702,769 -17.5%
Maine 10,499,152 9,630,261 Decrease -868,891 -8.3%
Massachusetts 5,765,790 5,375,009 Decrease -390,781 -6.8%
New Hampshire 3,140,190 2,899,274 Decrease -240,916 -7.7%
Rhode Island 468,880 395,231 Decrease -73,649 -15.7%
Vermont 340,088 258,030 Decrease -82,058 -24.1%
Total 24,231,782 21,872,718 Decrease -2,359,064 -9.7%

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*all TRI data is based on TRI Explorer as of December 2010.

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