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Environmental Release Report: RICHMOND County, GA
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in RICHMOND 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):
    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 RICHMOND 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:ETHYLENE OXIDE
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:MERCURY
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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 138,924 1,925
    Suspected Carcinogens 56,030 284
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 809,336 4,428,291
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 198,590 290
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 1,318,809 50,408
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 83,710 14
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 545,540 11,185
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 1,168,370 55,136
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 3,518,430 108,521
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 768,938
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 3,464,969 224,717
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 39,421 275
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 2,489,519 173,658
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 3,714,320 233,335
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 3,729,162 155,413

    *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 6,121,792 1,256,457 4,951 0 7,383,200 1,074,222 NA
    1989 5,594,447 2,893,181 8,009 0 8,495,637 1,440,129 NA
    1990 5,428,094 1,275,097 15,962 0 6,719,153 2,061,944 NA
    1991 4,583,280 1,482,398 23,561 0 6,089,239 3,836,345 135,545,836
    1992 4,418,476 1,374,993 27,663 0 5,821,132 2,072,499 69,145,742
    1993 4,380,102 807,204 16,521 0 5,203,827 1,984,332 56,969,536
    1994 4,865,072 476,589 4,401 0 5,346,062 1,139,690 63,726,775
    1995 5,187,439 2,804,582 4,835 0 7,996,856 956,843 67,743,882
    1996 5,407,038 3,035,969 15,420 0 8,458,427 1,271,962 59,579,934
    1997 5,906,061 2,909,136 366,000 0 9,181,197 3,050,071 65,446,994
    1998 5,252,315 2,652,604 291,341 0 8,196,260 2,753,715 62,451,637
    1999 4,656,374 3,177,894 254,393 0 8,088,661 2,738,376 66,873,156
    2000 4,432,249 3,120,149 197,171 0 7,749,569 3,420,900 67,610,833
    2001 4,386,093 2,773,296 218,407 0 7,377,795 3,678,836 56,824,168
    2002 3,831,521 4,711,898 202,201 0 8,745,619 4,317,134 80,844,295
    "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 2.87 2.94 .3278 0 6.13 0 105
    2001 2.78 2.97 .2899 0 6.03 0 103
    2002 1.27 3.46 .24 0 4.97 0 86.31
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