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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:ACRYLAMIDE
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:COBALT COMPOUNDS
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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 15,219 15
    Suspected Carcinogens 5,174 5
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 39,751 30,718
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 20,328 5
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 19,879 15
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 5,130 5
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 32,177 20
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 25,275 10
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 42,732 20
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 42,938 25
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 8,316 5
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 34,189 15
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 43,291 25
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 43,541 30

    *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 226,169 8,906 750 0 235,825 887,143 NA
    1989 148,728 9,837 0 0 158,565 1,238,705 NA
    1990 167,464 5,258 0 0 172,722 139,794 NA
    1991 132,383 1,755 5 0 134,143 99,121 2,642,631
    1992 98,340 1,510 5 0 99,855 41,236 2,447,349
    1993 84,895 2,432 3,983 0 91,310 36,232 1,325,047
    1994 128,753 6,903 5 0 135,661 37,766 1,562,012
    1995 114,315 4,514 0 0 118,829 15,413 2,183,978
    1996 82,143 3,490 0 0 85,633 25,997 1,731,967
    1997 72,205 4,360 0 0 76,565 327,229 1,887,550
    1998 59,933 570 0 0 60,503 329,303 1,556,859
    1999 76,522 1,330 0 0 77,852 234,688 1,671,680
    2000 65,962 3,830 0 0 69,792 230,334 2,203,095
    2001 50,119 36,346 0 0 86,465 83,826 2,199,795
    2002 43,541 30,733 4,723 0 78,997 470,646 2,671,373
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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