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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:CHLORODIFLUOROMETHANE
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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:CHROMIUM
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:LEAD
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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 3,990 256
    Suspected Carcinogens 70,168 255
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 83,056 511
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 1,291 1
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 78,299 510
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 77,955 1
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 76,564 511
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 82,231 766
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 81,448 766
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 2,700
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 83,984 511
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 75 1
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 79,456 1,020
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 88,873 1,021
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 77,783 511

    *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 655,155 0 532 0 655,687 278,062 NA
    1989 806,098 750 2,700 0 809,548 285,875 NA
    1990 558,974 30 2,270 10 561,284 129,320 NA
    1991 920,489 0 2,892 0 923,381 9,357,924 10,427,388
    1992 799,256 0 1,608 0 800,864 6,679,778 7,623,490
    1993 369,955 0 2,113 0 372,068 7,147,528 7,932,693
    1994 184,776 260 750 0 185,786 1,772,755 3,096,603
    1995 194,256 5 750 0 195,011 161,614 1,417,928
    1996 179,128 5 255 0 179,388 169,123 1,149,580
    1997 141,157 5 5 0 141,167 239,115 954,451
    1998 111,542 5 1,832 0 113,379 128,734 760,560
    1999 157,243 5 0 0 157,248 120,591 803,027
    2000 124,231 5 305 0 124,541 704,520 1,201,207
    2001 108,012 6 5 0 108,023 502,034 1,054,933
    2002 89,735 1,021 105 0 90,861 760,142 993,229
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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