POLLUTION LOCATOR| Toxic Chemical Releases | Reports

Environmental Release Report: FRANKLIN County, NC
 
 
  • Map Locating Toxic Chemical Releases
  •   [ top ]
     
     
  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in FRANKLIN County*
    Cleanest/Best Counties in US Percentile Dirtiest/Worst Counties in US
    0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%

    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:

    See how this county ranks on other chemical release and waste management attributes tracked by Scorecard

    Rank counties in NORTH CAROLINA or facilities in FRANKLIN 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.

  •   [ top ]
     
     
  • Environmental Justice Analysis for FRANKLIN County

    View Summary Environmental Justice Report (en español).

  •   [ top ]
     
     
  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:TETRACHLOROETHYLENE
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to cancer risk
    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:LEAD COMPOUNDS
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to noncancer risk


    See Scorecard's estimates of the health risks associated with outdoor air pollution for this area

      [ top ]
     
     
  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Sorted by Health Effect*
  • Air Releases
    (Pounds from TRI sources)
    Water Releases
    (Pounds from TRI sources)
    Recognized Carcinogens 8,768
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 18,029
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 5
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 8,763
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 5
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 8,851
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 29,092
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 29,092
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 5
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 11,063
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 29,096
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 29,096

    *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.
      [ top ]
     
     
  • 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
      [ top ]
     
     
  • 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 21,092 0 83,000 0 104,092 0 NA
    1989 500 0 0 0 500 0 NA
    1990 25,970 0 6,310 0 32,280 500 NA
    1991 42,963 0 42,590 0 85,553 400 215,970
    1992 55,406 0 29,000 0 84,406 2,700 275,983
    1993 54,520 0 27,000 0 81,520 2,200 309,679
    1994 67,566 0 127,123 0 194,689 1,400 907,792
    1995 38,593 3 18,400 0 56,996 2,047 971,168
    1996 56,398 5 15,500 0 71,903 13,854 250,933
    1997 52,610 0 26,300 0 78,910 39,126 263,353
    1998 56,767 0 13,100 0 69,867 16,303 217,150
    1999 27,472 250 12,741 0 40,463 6,157 1,159,144
    2000 32,893 1,000 23,250 0 57,143 6,393 2,143,418
    2001 29,505 500 12,250 0 42,255 17,099 1,304,586
    2002 29,101 0 9,800 0 38,901 18,051 1,317,176
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
      [ top ]
     
     
  • 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 79.30 0 0 0 79.30 0 79.30
    2002 73.00 0 0 0 73.00 0 73.00
      [ top ]
     
     
    Fax companies responsible for the top-ranked pollution problems in FRANKLIN County (free)
    Email EPA
    Join an online discussion about pollution in FRANKLIN County


    Email a Scorecard Community Report to a friend
    Network with environmental groups
    Learn how to use Scorecard to find out about toxics in your community


    Contribute to Environmental Defense
    Volunteer with environmental groups in your community

      [ top ]
     
     
  • Links

    Scorecard's report for FRANKLIN County on
  •   [ top ]