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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:LEAD
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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 470
    Suspected Carcinogens 5,124
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 42,212
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 470
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 41,742
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 5,594
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 24,037
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 42,212
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 42,212
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 42,212
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 470
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 41,742
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 42,212
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 42,212

    *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 186,570 0 0 0 186,570 392,423 NA
    1989 236,403 0 0 0 236,403 322,970 NA
    1990 94,519 0 38,400 0 132,919 520,688 NA
    1991 109,463 0 2,992 0 112,455 271,276 376,694
    1992 79,726 250 846 0 80,822 41,074 161,028
    1993 119,077 250 0 0 119,327 27,440 332,607
    1994 17,412 750 0 0 18,162 24,022 41,664
    1995 19,225 750 0 0 19,975 2,186 22,500
    1996 16,324 531 0 0 16,855 2,505 31,785
    1997 4,883 76,199 0 0 81,082 10 95,874
    1998 42,388 53,454 0 0 95,842 5 114,122
    1999 36,706 50,991 0 0 87,697 255 89,325
    2000 31,856 17,822 0 0 49,678 255 53,850
    2001 20,072 0 0 0 20,072 265 36,281
    2002 42,212 0 0 0 42,212 11,741 61,296
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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