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Environmental Release Report: BARROW County, GA
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in BARROW County*
    Cleanest/Best Counties in US Percentile Dirtiest/Worst Counties in US
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    Total environmental releases:
    Cancer risk score (air and water releases):
    Noncancer risk score (air and water releases):
    Air releases of recognized carcinogens:
    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 BARROW County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:ETHYLENE OXIDE
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:AMMONIA
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    See Scorecard's estimates of the health risks associated with outdoor air pollution for this area

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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 11,195
    Suspected Carcinogens 7
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 17,760
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 19,454
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 171
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 12,936
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 21,582
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 140,179
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 384
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 141,519
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 654
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 133,322
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 141,908
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 141,315

    *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 699,823 0 34,000 0 733,823 29,719 NA
    1989 811,375 250 0 0 811,625 34,565 NA
    1990 567,257 0 0 0 567,257 83,028 NA
    1991 256,147 0 20 0 256,167 29,980 616,533
    1992 563,251 0 49 0 563,300 39,711 1,081,275
    1993 896,440 0 790 0 897,230 2,517,677 3,659,907
    1994 660,073 0 26 0 660,099 87,896 959,201
    1995 588,542 0 4 0 588,546 33,507 640,745
    1996 465,534 0 7 0 465,541 44,598 526,685
    1997 467,735 0 7 0 467,742 183,558 626,681
    1998 294,955 0 7 0 294,962 85,465 569,498
    1999 307,932 0 0 0 307,932 77,472 540,446
    2000 329,503 0 0 0 329,503 47,594 526,902
    2001 79,426 0 0 0 79,426 32,333 243,216
    2002 141,908 0 0 0 141,908 23,751 280,977
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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