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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:CHLORODIFLUOROMETHANE
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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:MERCURY COMPOUNDS
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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 167,784 15,835
    Suspected Carcinogens 12,737 12,821
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 457,784 649,047
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 271,625 329
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 1,319,934 42,291
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 43,565 5
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 1,190,953 30,666
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 1,582,471 117,273
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 2,789,335 62,341
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 1,095,144
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 2,407,676 1,131,015
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 8,032 174
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 944,778 1,098,798
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 3,277,524 1,150,595
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 3,449,259 100,215

    *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 18,258,940 1,486,459 341,523 59,466 20,146,388 5,686,234 NA
    1989 16,612,777 1,695,096 343,156 0 18,651,029 478,691 NA
    1990 13,645,994 1,765,187 367,219 0 15,778,400 310,116 NA
    1991 5,848,533 1,876,341 159,560 0 7,884,434 985,942 333,261,260
    1992 5,528,122 1,420,041 299,474 0 7,247,637 635,540 379,107,731
    1993 5,316,760 1,458,601 356,505 0 7,131,866 709,144 387,807,899
    1994 4,849,307 2,012,134 433,800 0 7,295,241 592,619 386,098,288
    1995 4,729,601 1,398,641 345,300 0 6,473,542 438,090 1,269,036,427
    1996 4,232,761 1,361,308 281,800 0 5,875,869 801,814 254,762,362
    1997 4,777,872 1,569,833 238,000 0 6,585,705 2,434,350 250,556,764
    1998 4,719,611 1,519,982 230,485 0 6,470,078 943,351 247,877,919
    1999 4,008,755 1,316,080 231,082 0 5,555,917 939,817 249,817,977
    2000 4,457,680 879,916 307,151 0 5,644,748 1,165,756 32,132,390
    2001 4,200,274 1,738,018 1,127,385 0 7,065,677 1,294,408 30,595,647
    2002 3,498,426 1,872,133 1,039,831 0 6,410,390 921,045 30,951,923
    "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 4.43 1.77 266 0 272 788 1,058
    2001 2.47 .4694 322 0 325 846 1,171
    2002 2.98 .8547 397 0 401 81.85 483
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