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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:ARSENIC (ORGANIC OR INORGANIC COMPOUNDS)
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:LEAD 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 1,047
    Suspected Carcinogens 28,045 5
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 67,313 4
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 33,611
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 76,504 4
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 29,237
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 31,616 786
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 79,003 55
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 116,767 4
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 26,874
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 147,669 19
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 134
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 101,496 15
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 175,079 855
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 107,072 1

    *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 292,495 14,750 3,500 0 310,745 710,648 NA
    1989 410,219 1,750 3,500 0 415,469 217,520 NA
    1990 414,996 1,750 1,750 0 418,496 232,000 NA
    1991 454,645 994 13,360 0 468,999 196,376 3,240,359
    1992 367,001 1,759 8,809 0 377,569 383,327 2,459,078
    1993 433,202 1,851 99,923 0 534,976 451,817 1,409,165
    1994 266,068 1,917 16,212 0 284,197 549,767 1,256,679
    1995 368,903 16,894 12,139 0 397,936 1,124,755 1,848,860
    1996 475,038 5,249 11,902 0 492,189 1,291,590 2,469,390
    1997 235,376 7,900 5,796 0 249,072 1,351,089 1,565,117
    1998 206,328 4,817 1,987 0 213,132 1,300,165 2,099,155
    1999 203,384 257 0 0 203,641 1,101,094 1,779,181
    2000 243,883 271 0 0 244,154 2,364,602 3,684,892
    2001 217,093 252 0 0 217,345 3,115,609 4,266,699
    2002 175,679 859 2,597 0 179,135 2,535,097 3,373,360
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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