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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:LEAD COMPOUNDS
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:LEAD 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 35,836 5
    Suspected Carcinogens 114,781
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 1,019,076 5
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 455,179
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 659,305
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 144,726
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 800,417 5
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 1,114,484
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 1,180,099 10
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 1,180,854 10
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 541
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 966,020 5
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 1,180,313 10
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 1,165,202 10

    *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 5,784,411 0 250 0 5,784,661 276,191 NA
    1989 5,776,293 0 250 0 5,776,543 135,927 NA
    1990 5,759,942 0 250 0 5,760,192 199,978 NA
    1991 4,887,099 0 750 0 4,887,849 521,353 3,287,016
    1992 4,640,392 0 0 0 4,640,392 571,926 3,730,764
    1993 5,313,782 0 0 0 5,313,782 527,240 6,309,753
    1994 4,473,470 0 0 0 4,473,470 528,758 6,102,154
    1995 4,341,458 0 0 0 4,341,458 384,186 6,046,718
    1996 3,718,792 0 0 0 3,718,792 384,331 4,920,369
    1997 2,286,223 0 0 0 2,286,223 746,007 4,458,397
    1998 1,326,089 0 0 0 1,326,089 237,956 3,167,470
    1999 1,285,052 0 0 0 1,285,052 265,097 5,174,402
    2000 1,084,515 5 0 0 1,084,520 355,093 6,951,134
    2001 1,280,771 10 1 0 1,280,782 464,557 5,915,432
    2002 1,180,854 10 .170 0 1,180,864 530,653 7,047,599
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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