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Environmental Release Report: COLUMBUS County, NC
 
 
  • Map Locating Toxic Chemical Releases
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in COLUMBUS 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:
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    *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 COLUMBUS County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:CHLOROMETHANE
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to cancer risk
    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 130,190 13,526
    Suspected Carcinogens 29,660 .610
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 167,998 1,066
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 42,535 166
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 2,475,617 15,783
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 15,550
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 252,154 17,661
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 2,494,768 19,106
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 2,806,998 31,476
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 321,693
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 2,864,776 73,777
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 595 165
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 390,255 57,270
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 3,211,190 77,626
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 3,210,335 33,116

    *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 4,934,055 23,510 1,166,600 0 6,124,165 12,443 NA
    1989 2,967,666 26,378 51,350 0 3,045,394 12,655 NA
    1990 3,126,370 32,323 41,995 0 3,200,688 22,785 NA
    1991 3,949,521 30,095 60,148 0 4,039,764 16,811 37,516,124
    1992 4,240,685 46,612 58,750 0 4,346,047 19,928 31,994,684
    1993 2,737,744 47,646 42,000 0 2,827,390 33,353 29,693,175
    1994 3,893,525 35,149 37,857 0 3,966,531 27,612 25,225,003
    1995 4,172,289 231,216 37,001 0 4,440,506 27,407 27,385,292
    1996 4,157,098 199,195 1 0 4,356,294 29,694 30,429,074
    1997 3,979,390 200,019 371,883 29,100 4,580,392 174,094 31,785,206
    1998 3,329,652 255,003 554,352 29,100 4,168,107 22,195 28,712,051
    1999 3,719,599 405,126 217,506 0 4,342,231 75,546 28,755,460
    2000 3,393,582 313,276 264,734 0 3,971,592 151,759 23,477,734
    2001 3,019,836 232,551 336,797 0 3,589,184 106,816 4,862,944
    2002 3,212,583 80,466 220,916 0 3,513,965 187,900 23,732,371
    "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
    2000 1.68 .03 .25 0 1.96 0 1.98
    2001 1.66 .03 .96 0 2.65 0 2.66
    2002 1.67 .03 1.09 0 2.79 0 2.81
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