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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:CHLOROFORM
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to cancer risk
    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 58,738 946
    Suspected Carcinogens 43 .222
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 154,180 55,546
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 181 .222
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 211,862 1,236
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 58,500 946
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 1,239,552
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 175,136 2,956
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 1,452,496 4,486
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 1,412,128
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 213,225 4,486
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 138
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 103,817 4,196
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 1,580,555 4,486
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 1,522,539 3,540

    *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 253,661 860 0 0 254,521 0 NA
    1989 210,450 1,359 87,150 0 298,959 0 NA
    1990 208,673 660 110,820 0 320,153 0 NA
    1991 187,255 855 141,620 0 329,730 0 4,397,385
    1992 251,850 850 130,920 0 383,620 0 3,379,700
    1993 224,005 1,000 81,750 0 306,755 0 3,192,860
    1994 223,400 1,500 76,750 0 301,650 0 2,138,670
    1995 237,655 3,200 161,810 0 402,665 0 1,259,800
    1996 238,835 113,250 237,750 0 589,835 0 1,390,700
    1997 263,205 42,330 144,810 0 450,345 0 1,423,900
    1998 730,213 52,450 211,483 0 994,146 0 1,791,291
    1999 856,378 46,980 141,881 0 1,045,239 0 2,120,344
    2000 1,370,075 241,562 368,460 0 1,980,097 0 3,255,821
    2001 1,544,627 88,371 139,935 0 1,772,933 10 2,812,233
    2002 1,588,391 60,806 47,995 0 1,697,192 10 2,797,919
    "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 .5439 0 1.77 0 2.32 0 2.32
    2001 .5288 0 .304 0 .8329 0 .8329
    2002 .5558 0 0 0 .5558 0 .5558
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