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Environmental Release Report: ALAMANCE County, NC
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in ALAMANCE 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 NORTH CAROLINA or facilities in ALAMANCE 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 ALAMANCE County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:LEAD
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to cancer risk
    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 437
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 29,773
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 611
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 30,221
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 437
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 25,719
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 522
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 55,372
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 41,674
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 43,113
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 437
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 43,397
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 69,569
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 56,451

    *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 293,401 0 0 0 293,401 687,867 NA
    1989 384,070 0 0 0 384,070 421,397 NA
    1990 351,865 250 0 0 352,115 204,610 NA
    1991 320,552 250 0 0 320,802 204,320 640,344
    1992 305,530 250 0 0 305,780 397,078 791,372
    1993 205,407 250 0 0 205,657 450,948 773,103
    1994 198,442 0 0 0 198,442 272,316 504,746
    1995 96,183 0 0 0 96,183 6,548 103,340
    1996 106,877 0 0 0 106,877 30,675 143,045
    1997 155,159 0 1,050 0 156,209 28,164 242,898
    1998 61,190 0 1,200 0 62,390 61,954 122,810
    1999 70,368 0 979 0 71,347 9,928 79,380
    2000 91,977 0 0 0 91,977 387,490 509,362
    2001 85,210 0 0 0 85,210 501,552 586,353
    2002 69,569 0 0 0 69,569 497,899 567,662
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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