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Environmental Release Report: BUNCOMBE County, NC
 
 
  • Map Locating Toxic Chemical Releases
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in BUNCOMBE 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):
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    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 BUNCOMBE County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:CHLORODIFLUOROMETHANE
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to ozone depletion
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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:CHROMIUM COMPOUNDS
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:MERCURY 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 1,734 65
    Suspected Carcinogens 12,229 60
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 656,144 110,315
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 433,699 6
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 202,787 59
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 16,071
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 2,392,054 212
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 490,873 115
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 2,580,959 6
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 2,144,223
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 657,064 1,374
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 215 6
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 632,821 1,427
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 2,656,960 1,609
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 2,651,992 1,244

    *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 1,170,940 771 14,026 0 1,185,737 1,421,585 NA
    1989 1,035,160 1,450 508 0 1,037,118 727,607 NA
    1990 1,308,850 600 393 0 1,309,843 172,552 NA
    1991 1,090,447 750 2,755 0 1,093,952 709,077 3,231,234
    1992 926,406 750 251 0 927,407 806,480 4,751,671
    1993 835,441 1,600 250 0 837,291 1,541,018 4,476,869
    1994 909,545 0 0 0 909,545 806,104 4,592,551
    1995 660,984 0 0 0 660,984 486,154 3,962,129
    1996 532,378 0 10 0 532,388 584,298 4,924,328
    1997 512,623 382,000 10 0 894,633 3,073,238 5,961,807
    1998 2,748,660 186,432 458,130 0 3,393,222 1,242,666 9,011,015
    1999 2,953,551 227,022 538,263 0 3,718,836 1,376,507 9,799,685
    2000 3,038,224 189,240 494,760 0 3,722,224 1,063,300 9,535,962
    2001 2,880,009 192,016 458,058 0 3,530,084 1,299,466 8,359,097
    2002 2,658,334 113,006 410,294 0 3,181,635 1,113,501 8,968,964
    "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
    2001 .5 0 0 0 .5 0 .5
    2002 .51 0 0 0 .51 0 .51
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