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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:CHROMIUM COMPOUNDS
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to cancer risk
    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:COPPER 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 314 .810
    Suspected Carcinogens 50 3
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 2,421 .810
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 398 .810
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 3,489
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 283 .810
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 505 4
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 16,027 95
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 28,900 .810
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 30,428 .810
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 3 .810
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 30,128
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 43,778 95
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 28,514 4

    *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 1,737,230 0 0 0 1,737,230 184,865 NA
    1989 1,496,496 15 0 0 1,496,511 103,490 NA
    1990 1,122,136 260 0 0 1,122,396 77,379 NA
    1991 1,033,912 255 0 0 1,034,167 208,019 4,952,812
    1992 967,059 516 0 0 967,575 186,458 4,329,613
    1993 279,854 468 0 0 280,322 178,877 6,295,705
    1994 169,735 646 0 0 170,381 174,154 4,558,323
    1995 76,619 291 0 0 76,910 116,676 6,099,703
    1996 82,504 450 20,328 0 103,282 184,498 4,416,168
    1997 32,297 43 12,936 0 45,276 372,735 3,376,977
    1998 34,177 120 78,579 0 112,876 265,057 2,926,596
    1999 44,275 110 3,627 0 48,012 312,970 2,871,046
    2000 48,305 249 0 0 48,554 301,454 3,508,156
    2001 129,867 222 0 0 130,088 432,428 3,941,161
    2002 43,806 95 0 0 43,901 299,244 4,383,422
    "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 0 0 0 0 0 5,057 5,057
    2001 0 0 0 0 0 392 392
    2002 0 0 0 0 0 2.54 2.54
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