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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:METHYL BROMIDE
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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:BENZENE
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:MERCURY COMPOUNDS
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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 75,275 95
    Suspected Carcinogens 49,553 2,041
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 1,183,185 95,627
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 120,661 15
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 1,066,057 2,252
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 67,497
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 662,657 2,177
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 1,153,198 5,875
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 1,728,545 14,088
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 583,316
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 1,377,167 20,873
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 12,898 8
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 995,426 17,151
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 1,922,355 22,904
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 1,917,518 15,470

    *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 7,493,186 34,430 3,263,228 0 10,790,844 453,526 NA
    1989 7,623,096 183,482 131,109 0 7,937,687 445,210 NA
    1990 6,795,672 262,198 28,134 0 7,086,004 750,866 NA
    1991 6,099,081 55,608 41,232 0 6,195,921 1,448,550 22,097,925
    1992 14,657,511 54,650 63,629 0 14,775,790 525,780 27,454,761
    1993 3,982,845 100,456 37,427 0 4,120,728 365,888 22,178,538
    1994 3,924,180 229,322 89,477 0 4,242,979 8,736,322 23,224,674
    1995 3,053,649 1,589,757 389,344 0 5,032,750 9,374,239 27,449,019
    1996 2,525,169 1,402,879 11,251 0 3,939,299 5,885,946 17,152,704
    1997 2,103,830 610,337 205,786 0 2,919,953 11,646,921 16,957,837
    1998 2,256,300 1,384,232 2,383 0 3,642,915 5,629,797 15,433,620
    1999 1,686,637 1,033,753 1,795 0 2,722,185 3,463,054 8,775,612
    2000 2,073,845 862,181 1,812 0 2,937,837 2,189,139 8,389,013
    2001 1,628,897 441,203 1,402 0 2,071,502 1,780,092 6,655,132
    2002 1,932,291 109,555 1,526 0 2,043,373 1,241,865 7,592,256
    "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 .3422 .9614 0 0 1.30 1,418 1,439
    2001 .3359 0 0 0 .3359 613 627
    2002 .3301 0 0 0 .3301 424 440
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