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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:ARSENIC (ORGANIC OR INORGANIC COMPOUNDS)
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to cancer risk
    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 32 35
    Suspected Carcinogens 132 4
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 4,336 41
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 60 30
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 4,276 11
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 33,596 35
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 782 62
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 37,861 36
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 55,332
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 4,586 41
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 27 30
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 4,451 15
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 56,361 41
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 55,361 9

    *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 418,395 14,062 0 0 432,457 128,067 NA
    1989 384,931 26,844 250 0 412,025 177,694 NA
    1990 437,155 27,700 730 0 465,585 207,631 NA
    1991 337,932 0 5 0 337,937 4,149,173 4,478,443
    1992 298,765 0 5 0 298,770 4,955,513 5,325,540
    1993 140,767 0 0 0 140,767 4,503,370 4,197,141
    1994 52,898 5 0 0 52,903 5,938,054 5,997,530
    1995 17,589 5 5 0 17,599 686,304 6,300,600
    1996 25,119 5 0 0 25,124 2,869,296 6,134,437
    1997 0 5 0 0 5 12,673,630 6,344,720
    1998 42,900 5 0 0 42,905 5,979,657 6,838,962
    1999 54,842 5 0 0 54,847 6,972,091 7,971,928
    2000 33,840 10 0 0 33,850 5,492,869 6,058,814
    2001 51,083 28 0 0 51,111 4,835,661 5,804,635
    2002 56,496 72 0 0 56,568 3,665,672 4,512,314
    "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 46.00 0 0 0 46.00 0 46.00
    2001 47.17 0 0 0 47.17 0 47.14
    2002 44.30 0 0 0 44.30 0 44.30
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