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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:no data available
    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:ZINC COMPOUNDS
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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Sorted by Health Effect*
  • Air Releases
    (Pounds from TRI sources)
    Water Releases
    (Pounds from TRI sources)
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 848,035 20
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 839,201
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 8,834 20
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 976,947 1
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 848,472 20
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 848,035 20
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 848,035 20
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 848,035 20
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 977,384 21
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 854,061 20

    *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 2,055,409 250 250 0 2,055,909 98,333 NA
    1989 1,457,314 0 0 0 1,457,314 47,086 NA
    1990 1,476,484 0 0 0 1,476,484 144,996 NA
    1991 1,421,135 0 0 0 1,421,135 1,082,509 23,375,208
    1992 1,202,224 0 0 0 1,202,224 618,760 23,920,851
    1993 590,706 12 0 0 590,718 455,387 20,559,042
    1994 1,486,151 255 0 0 1,486,406 1,256,477 27,132,058
    1995 651,710 0 0 0 651,710 1,274,273 31,210,159
    1996 748,027 0 0 0 748,027 1,276,471 27,374,404
    1997 544,486 0 0 0 544,486 1,959,820 27,109,544
    1998 751,497 0 0 0 751,497 1,367,388 28,803,869
    1999 624,062 0 0 0 624,062 1,932,566 31,739,960
    2000 632,052 0 0 0 632,052 1,702,655 28,745,135
    2001 982,428 26 26 0 982,480 377,708 28,087,362
    2002 983,410 21 21 0 983,452 259,174 32,620,945
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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