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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:LEAD COMPOUNDS
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to cancer risk
    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:LEAD COMPOUNDS
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to noncancer risk


    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 40,370 3,160
    Suspected Carcinogens 111 6
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 41,147 90,549
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 148 43
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 288,052 1,354
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 87,650 4,250
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 288,167 1,397
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 441,294 14,706
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 47,014
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 447,979 36,352
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 148 43
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 144,422 35,637
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 496,332 37,377
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 496,064 15,313

    *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 210,199 0 0 0 210,199 360 NA
    1989 517,398 1,880 1,053 0 520,331 730 NA
    1990 223,945 62,660 2,542 0 289,147 0 NA
    1991 716,094 111,750 5,038 0 832,882 0 12,076,970
    1992 678,608 120,630 3,888 0 803,126 2,200 14,302,470
    1993 405,749 12,440 1,653 0 419,842 8,423 10,367,767
    1994 488,955 9,450 1,916 0 500,321 3,889 11,925,313
    1995 491,629 71,143 2,307 0 565,079 289 9,843,129
    1996 456,980 67,106 2,508 0 526,594 280 8,858,419
    1997 492,241 65,057 2,608 0 559,906 0 8,978,248
    1998 495,860 143,994 2,508 0 642,362 0 6,660,759
    1999 483,060 76,655 2,886 0 562,601 0 8,782,771
    2000 494,181 73,881 29,348 0 597,410 0 8,694,881
    2001 533,033 75,888 123,238 0 732,159 0 11,590,848
    2002 496,558 127,218 92,769 0 716,545 0 12,226,002
    "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 .752 1.02 .8393 0 2.61 0 2.61
    2001 .7501 0 1.03 0 1.78 0 1.78
    2002 .7755 0 1.06 0 1.83 0 1.83
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