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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:1,1-DICHLORO-1-FLUOROETHANE
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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:LEAD 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)
    Recognized Carcinogens 62,543 174
    Suspected Carcinogens 33,072 406
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 1,235,707 633
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 107,372 200
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 742,589 613
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 87,003 94
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 530,030 261
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 843,361 220
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 1,084,480 634
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 62,040
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 1,461,555 816
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 5,316 173
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 821,002 242
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 1,512,750 447
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 1,036,870 162

    *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 1,244,231 0 9,753 0 1,253,984 2,217,742 NA
    1989 1,082,620 0 763 0 1,083,383 3,038,061 NA
    1990 996,277 0 0 0 996,277 844,407 NA
    1991 1,223,766 267 0 0 1,224,033 3,437,741 5,419,192
    1992 682,817 21 0 0 682,838 4,525,816 6,703,999
    1993 1,056,766 21 0 0 1,056,787 3,986,854 6,667,382
    1994 1,223,803 22 0 0 1,223,825 3,130,097 5,711,422
    1995 376,128 12 0 0 376,140 2,921,422 3,466,349
    1996 540,900 698 0 0 541,598 3,718,974 4,383,025
    1997 1,884,859 11,022 0 0 1,895,881 11,080,060 8,242,608
    1998 2,484,080 11,733 7,014 0 2,502,827 5,764,142 9,195,104
    1999 2,172,723 490 250 0 2,173,463 3,700,159 6,085,965
    2000 1,758,391 652 768 0 1,759,811 3,511,273 5,948,275
    2001 1,356,270 777 784 0 1,357,831 3,175,240 5,117,629
    2002 1,527,780 925 0 0 1,528,705 12,993,519 15,008,869
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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