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Environmental Release Report: BEAUFORT County, NC
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in BEAUFORT 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 BEAUFORT 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 BEAUFORT 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:MERCURY
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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 64
    Suspected Carcinogens 39,000
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 39,373
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 332
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 185,485
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 39,332
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 39,332
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 182,328
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 1,256,092
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 124,540
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 1,256,205
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 64
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 1,116,675
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 1,384,275
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 1,384,162

    *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 1,736,645 1,300 8,333,000 0 10,070,945 54,473 NA
    1989 2,859,190 48,000 15,549,789 0 18,456,979 10,687 NA
    1990 1,934,151 87,005 24,324,970 0 26,346,126 19,911 NA
    1991 2,533,440 70,750 13,953,670 0 16,557,860 88,343 225,138,622
    1992 3,064,470 54,400 12,040,275 0 15,159,145 51,986 255,948,961
    1993 3,278,327 0 8,806,805 0 12,085,132 59,799 181,122,393
    1994 3,941,301 2,752 10,172,700 0 14,116,753 44,553 279,764,040
    1995 4,038,268 5 9,734,600 0 13,772,873 28,257 236,405,589
    1996 4,170,048 8 9,253,986 0 13,424,042 13,775 124,069,937
    1997 4,178,486 0 8,391,999 0 12,570,485 500 213,510,646
    1998 2,128,824 0 7,678,366 0 9,807,190 250 113,354,060
    1999 1,970,485 0 12 0 1,970,497 0 2,045,997
    2000 1,744,735 0 44,291 0 1,789,026 45 1,869,371
    2001 1,357,697 0 322,673 0 1,680,370 35 1,711,568
    2002 1,384,275 0 195,082 0 1,579,357 207 1,626,311
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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