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Environmental Release Report: FORSYTH County, GA
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in FORSYTH 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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    Rank counties in GEORGIA or facilities in FORSYTH County by chemical releases or waste generation

    *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 FORSYTH County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:LEAD
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:LEAD
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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 .400
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 1,165
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants .400
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 1,165
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants .400
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 10
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 1,165
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 16,602 230
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 10
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 16,592 230
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants .400
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 16,592 230
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 16,602 230
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 16,602 230

    *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 57,833 0 500 0 58,333 75,505 NA
    1989 66,100 411 250 0 66,761 0 NA
    1990 56,947 0 317,991 0 374,938 0 NA
    1991 50,908 0 268,626 0 319,534 11,730 334,262
    1992 83,744 0 168,101 0 251,845 29,259 266,896
    1993 80,807 0 165,979 0 246,786 53,796 850,062
    1994 154,072 0 48,000 0 202,072 45,295 1,404,880
    1995 97,321 0 7,628 0 104,949 65,040 325,951
    1996 133,469 0 46,241 0 179,710 68,290 930,253
    1997 77,707 0 11,344 0 89,051 190,520 309,490
    1998 50,321 0 15,902 0 66,223 94,982 1,579,549
    1999 35,191 0 2,299 0 37,490 100,228 670,693
    2000 22,363 0 911 0 23,274 101,296 1,065,666
    2001 12,114 0 822 0 12,936 107,491 811,018
    2002 16,602 230 19,955 0 36,787 66,540 846,343
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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