POLLUTION LOCATOR| Toxic Chemical Releases | Reports

Environmental Release Report: BURKE County, NC
 
 
  • Map Locating Toxic Chemical Releases
  •   [ top ]
     
     
  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in BURKE County*
    Cleanest/Best Counties in US Percentile Dirtiest/Worst Counties in US
    0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%

    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:

    See how this county ranks on other chemical release and waste management attributes tracked by Scorecard

    Rank counties in NORTH CAROLINA or facilities in BURKE 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.

  •   [ top ]
     
     
  • Environmental Justice Analysis for BURKE County

    View Summary Environmental Justice Report (en español).

  •   [ top ]
     
     
  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:LEAD COMPOUNDS
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to cancer risk
    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:LEAD COMPOUNDS
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to noncancer risk


    See Scorecard's estimates of the health risks associated with outdoor air pollution for this area

      [ top ]
     
     
  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Sorted by Health Effect*
  • Air Releases
    (Pounds from TRI sources)
    Water Releases
    (Pounds from TRI sources)
    Recognized Carcinogens 689
    Suspected Carcinogens 11,932
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 75,475
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 37,162
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 24,557
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 11,375
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 50,680
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 61,719
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 81,017
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 80,510
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 6
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 57,004
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 81,581
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 80,071

    *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.
      [ top ]
     
     
  • 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
      [ top ]
     
     
  • 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 1,933,466 500 14,411 0 1,948,377 680,962 NA
    1989 1,971,394 750 0 0 1,972,144 284,435 NA
    1990 1,927,813 270 0 0 1,928,083 345,528 NA
    1991 1,505,777 255 0 0 1,506,032 1,151,843 2,823,815
    1992 1,348,130 1,015 0 0 1,349,145 1,201,073 2,766,136
    1993 1,462,711 510 0 0 1,463,221 1,291,902 3,165,343
    1994 1,459,146 505 0 0 1,459,651 1,051,833 2,853,262
    1995 845,465 250 0 0 845,715 1,482,979 2,745,439
    1996 883,955 0 250 0 884,205 1,277,146 2,170,012
    1997 678,031 0 250 0 678,281 2,045,896 1,754,685
    1998 367,015 0 0 0 367,015 1,336,436 1,744,324
    1999 331,080 0 0 0 331,080 1,835,358 2,231,191
    2000 167,679 0 0 0 167,679 1,250,885 1,913,711
    2001 121,717 0 0 0 121,717 2,211,883 2,621,733
    2002 81,587 0 0 0 81,587 2,136,986 2,427,414
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
      [ top ]
     
     
    Fax companies responsible for the top-ranked pollution problems in BURKE County (free)
    Email EPA
    Join an online discussion about pollution in BURKE County


    Email a Scorecard Community Report to a friend
    Network with environmental groups
    Learn how to use Scorecard to find out about toxics in your community


    Contribute to Environmental Defense
    Volunteer with environmental groups in your community

      [ top ]
     
     
  • Links

    Scorecard's report for BURKE County on
  •   [ top ]