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Environmental Release Report: CHATHAM County, NC
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in CHATHAM 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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    Rank counties in NORTH CAROLINA or facilities in CHATHAM 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 CHATHAM 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: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 248,877 714
    Suspected Carcinogens 1,222 19
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 602,130 28
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 439 4
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 729,736 34
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 10
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 1,749,634 727
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 401,651 59
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 2,478,262 732
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 1,859,160
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 978,260 866
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 360 4
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 843,910 852
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 2,511,106 899
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 2,505,642 754

    *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 958,421 1,371 1,000 0 960,792 19,390 NA
    1989 1,012,340 880 500 0 1,013,720 93,900 NA
    1990 885,433 326 2,500 0 888,259 26,379 NA
    1991 1,078,892 188 5,209 0 1,084,289 11,036,260 31,987,378
    1992 1,015,962 119 5,678 0 1,021,759 12,050,407 33,904,975
    1993 982,272 363 163 0 982,798 11,132,238 34,255,105
    1994 941,241 664 700 0 942,605 8,931,035 34,109,284
    1995 959,210 347 7 0 959,564 3,863,530 34,090,823
    1996 818,511 411 3,435 0 822,357 1,844,774 36,113,464
    1997 795,557 451 426 0 796,434 3,479,210 34,986,775
    1998 3,066,828 1,094 394,876 0 3,462,798 2,155,496 39,079,997
    1999 3,707,512 857 363,966 0 4,072,335 2,548,989 43,214,980
    2000 3,927,356 797 282,560 0 4,210,713 1,742,398 146,659,211
    2001 3,506,679 730 268,988 0 3,776,397 2,852,226 40,432,083
    2002 2,514,457 911 326,157 0 2,841,525 1,634,342 37,061,568
    "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 43.05 0 0 0 43.05 0 43.05
    2002 41.49 0 0 0 41.49 0 41.49
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