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Environmental Release Report: LAURENS County, GA
 
 
  • Map Locating Toxic Chemical Releases
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in LAURENS 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 LAURENS 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 LAURENS County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:LEAD
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to cancer risk
    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 691 15
    Suspected Carcinogens 25 101
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 91,447 15
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 15,181 15
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 81,136 992
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 608
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 196,556 3,805
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 96,292 1,108
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 275,268 1,007
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 152,156
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 123,196 21,211
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 691 15
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 63,969 20,204
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 278,280 24,986
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 251,954 3,113

    *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 1,058,598 101,552 13,757 0 1,173,907 4,646 NA
    1989 1,204,562 158,420 9,337 0 1,372,319 14,145 NA
    1990 1,612,972 197,110 7,061 0 1,817,143 24,036 NA
    1991 1,016,382 33,693 4,239 0 1,054,314 462,700 4,271,416
    1992 537,178 36,730 3,610 0 577,518 143,831 5,676,620
    1993 235,011 19,898 6,520 0 261,429 180,190 6,585,945
    1994 470,274 1,682 56,231 0 528,187 200,480 5,121,060
    1995 509,139 912 28,335 0 538,386 141,012 4,924,902
    1996 596,915 1,210 29,750 0 627,875 148,848 3,200,505
    1997 526,634 319 62,223 0 589,176 606,636 1,117,306
    1998 386,030 239 20,316 0 406,585 368,233 967,903
    1999 489,692 190 391 0 490,273 246,586 1,130,679
    2000 575,476 29,367 42,855 0 647,698 239,890 1,330,487
    2001 228,175 22,398 49,128 0 299,701 186,187 909,889
    2002 278,395 27,021 35,388 0 340,804 196,734 1,115,833
    "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 .2123 0 .0017 0 .214 0 .2139
    2001 .2067 0 .0436 0 .2503 0 .2503
    2002 .1838 0 .059 0 .2428 0 .2428
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