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Environmental Release Report: JEFFERSON County, GA
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in JEFFERSON County*
    Cleanest/Best Counties in US Percentile Dirtiest/Worst Counties in US
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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 JEFFERSON County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:FORMALDEHYDE
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:FORMALDEHYDE
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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 68,260
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 34,339
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 34,339
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 68,260
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 34,339
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 102,599
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 102,594
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 102,599
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 102,599
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 102,594

    *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 827,174 168 150,017 0 977,359 148,800 NA
    1989 355,115 69 104 0 355,288 331 NA
    1990 331,432 0 0 0 331,432 250 NA
    1991 251,708 819 390 0 252,917 58,301 10,267,344
    1992 310,542 750 250 0 311,542 60,901 10,740,130
    1993 233,810 8,632 0 0 242,442 53,505 9,768,230
    1994 209,536 402 282 0 210,220 58,055 7,266,707
    1995 253,945 270 250 0 254,465 86,751 7,346,171
    1996 281,005 185 301 0 281,491 111,170 7,393,606
    1997 60,265 393 549 0 61,207 97,004 4,709,656
    1998 6,605 308 272 0 7,185 90,855 99,900
    1999 5,505 0 0 0 5,505 87,505 62,720
    2000 8,255 0 0 0 8,255 92,166 101,220
    2001 26,505 0 0 0 26,505 78,612 112,220
    2002 102,599 0 0 0 102,599 31,335 39,249
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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