POLLUTION LOCATOR | Toxic Chemical Releases |Pollution Releases Ranked by Noncancer Risk Score

County: BUNCOMBE
  • From 1988 to 2002, total noncancer risk scores have increased 371%.
  • See a list of facilities releasing noncancer hazards in BUNCOMBE.
  • Chemical Name Noncancer Risk Scores
    Pounds of toluene-equivalents
    MERCURY COMPOUNDS650,000,000
    LEAD COMPOUNDS120,000,000
    HYDROCHLORIC ACID24,000,000
    COPPER COMPOUNDS2,900,000
    LEAD1,400,000
    NICKEL COMPOUNDS990,000
    CHROMIUM COMPOUNDS820,000
    NICKEL790,000
    TOLUENE430,000
    BARIUM COMPOUNDS310,000
    MANGANESE COMPOUNDS270,000
    ZINC COMPOUNDS140,000
    COPPER67,000
    N-BUTYL ALCOHOL14,000
    FORMALDEHYDE13,000
    CHLORODIFLUOROMETHANE6,000
    XYLENE (MIXED ISOMERS)4,000
    METHYL ETHYL KETONE1,200
    STYRENE950
    1,4-DICHLOROBENZENE330
    AMMONIA23
    METHANOL9
    PROPYLENE3
    FORMIC ACID3


    Note: These rankings do not cover all chemical releases reported to TRI - they only include chemicals that possess risk scores. As a result of data gaps or modeling problems, not all TRI chemicals possess the information required to weight their mass release by toxicity and exposure potential. Dioxin compounds, for example, are not included in these rankings. TRI chemicals that lack risk scores should not be assumed to be safe.