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Environmental Release Report: LOWNDES County, GA
 
 
  • Map Locating Toxic Chemical Releases
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in LOWNDES County*
    Cleanest/Best Counties in US Percentile Dirtiest/Worst Counties in US
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    Cancer risk score (air and water releases):
    Noncancer risk score (air and water releases):
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    Air releases of recognized developmental 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 LOWNDES County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:ARSENIC (ORGANIC OR INORGANIC COMPOUNDS)
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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 75,527 1,306
    Suspected Carcinogens 654,278 507
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 675,475 15,864
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 120 300
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 2,164,955 4,861
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 654,482 300
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 769,758 1,552
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 1,589,585 5,409
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 1,622,005 6,162
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 39,000
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 2,237,648 10,005
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 110 300
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 1,322,321 4,668
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 2,294,280 10,018
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 1,715,983 8,314

    *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 1,531,375 6,107 1,000 0 1,538,482 154,827 NA
    1989 1,553,093 20,200 7,750 0 1,581,043 883,214 NA
    1990 2,853,446 131,850 26,005 0 3,011,301 683,215 NA
    1991 2,324,626 376,150 3,355 0 2,704,131 963,351 7,413,541
    1992 1,024,004 90,750 8,305 0 1,123,059 910,820 9,605,693
    1993 1,222,914 92,296 21,730 0 1,336,940 717,356 10,107,541
    1994 1,506,607 47,628 800 0 1,555,035 528,548 8,801,436
    1995 2,152,479 43,282 275 0 2,196,036 540,737 6,655,450
    1996 2,072,605 28,555 520 0 2,101,680 1,257,899 6,128,371
    1997 2,506,554 26,552 77,758 0 2,610,864 1,979,355 10,748,824
    1998 2,017,592 17,828 73,380 0 2,108,800 1,378,617 8,235,783
    1999 2,427,418 22,757 67,485 0 2,517,660 1,215,925 10,883,107
    2000 2,441,678 10,822 16,158 0 2,468,658 1,956,829 11,638,549
    2001 2,213,384 23,990 42,363 0 2,279,737 1,709,806 8,345,786
    2002 2,297,272 26,918 48,258 0 2,372,448 931,718 7,583,993
    "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 1.44 0 .0068 0 1.45 0 1.45
    2001 1.32 0 .1062 0 1.43 0 1.43
    2002 1.42 0 .1045 0 1.52 0 1.52
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