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Environmental Release Report: COWETA County, GA
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in COWETA 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 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 COWETA County

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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 3,277 718
    Suspected Carcinogens 1,050 450
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 301,466 661,970
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 485 6
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 286,766 734
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 2,548 .008
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 2,598,453 4,399
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 42,201 5,363
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 2,855,486 247
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 3,089,040
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 301,585 10
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 318 .008
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 287,398 730
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 3,150,552 9,004
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 3,136,052 16,856

    *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 871,309 750 404 0 872,463 74,404 NA
    1989 657,639 750 17,164 0 675,553 1,178 NA
    1990 414,841 750 7,285 0 422,876 51,701 NA
    1991 378,598 500 26,240 0 405,338 2,199,140 5,560,331
    1992 405,503 0 4,023 0 409,526 238,487 7,032,860
    1993 494,485 0 2,400 0 496,885 209,890 9,059,132
    1994 635,798 0 0 0 635,798 296,318 10,458,551
    1995 764,457 0 0 0 764,457 258,624 3,919,123
    1996 820,547 0 0 0 820,547 769,708 4,292,440
    1997 476,214 0 0 0 476,214 1,128,238 3,689,308
    1998 2,745,547 30,119 894,032 0 3,669,698 663,265 7,115,536
    1999 1,792,565 478,700 940,996 0 3,212,261 516,033 4,372,538
    2000 2,660,280 548,541 1,468,968 0 4,677,789 705,351 6,060,827
    2001 2,958,768 639,006 1,362,874 0 4,960,647 389,446 6,180,622
    2002 3,153,539 686,029 1,051,435 0 4,891,003 375,880 7,238,484
    "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 .5673 0 0 0 .5673 0 .5673
    2001 .5242 0 0 0 .5242 0 .5242
    2002 .4028 0 0 0 .4028 0 .4028
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