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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:ACETALDEHYDE
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:COPPER
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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 10,027 113
    Suspected Carcinogens 5
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 100,860 5,670
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 84 .900
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 585,786 4,512
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 84 .900
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 10,300 113
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 578,161 4,513
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 568,496 4,401
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 278
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 585,620 4,513
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 1 .900
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 108,402 165
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 586,075 4,514
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 578,272 4,513

    *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 629,379 93,073 4,100 0 726,552 1,394,677 NA
    1989 737,948 18,000 1,500 0 757,448 339,995 NA
    1990 706,653 24,785 290 0 731,728 247,572 NA
    1991 695,717 15,260 805 0 711,782 30,234,106 31,941,042
    1992 565,707 15,010 1,010 0 581,727 31,946,782 33,826,942
    1993 675,094 14,260 785 0 690,139 28,846,501 32,635,271
    1994 540,475 30,400 750 0 571,625 29,814,744 30,954,593
    1995 556,432 20,000 1,412 0 577,844 29,624,910 30,749,470
    1996 407,826 105,404 40 0 513,270 25,146,289 27,347,176
    1997 314,807 117,901 1,201 0 433,909 42,187,197 22,114,007
    1998 237,100 56,301 5,344 0 298,745 12,590,139 14,650,211
    1999 189,293 47,401 4,149 0 240,843 9,212,973 10,501,184
    2000 47,470 43,616 1,286 0 92,372 5,300,209 6,313,126
    2001 560,077 7,569 0 0 567,646 3,313,206 4,400,685
    2002 586,158 10,018 0 0 596,176 13,319,216 14,294,759
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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