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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:ARSENIC (ORGANIC OR INORGANIC COMPOUNDS)
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    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 528,955 1,220
    Suspected Carcinogens 3,716 2,504
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 1,195,517 3,684
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 180,880 80
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 583,909 1,704
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 508,518
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 5,499,529 6,560
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 826,465 9,326
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 6,653,889 11,855
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 6,180,333
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 1,345,050 17,148
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 19,071 76
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 1,199,456 17,653
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 7,108,419 29,443
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 6,639,245 29,603

    *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 3,457,690 52,398 500 0 3,510,588 3,046,343 NA
    1989 3,031,556 71,325 2,147 0 3,105,028 1,203,776 NA
    1990 2,798,621 64,698 1,849 0 2,865,168 895,716 NA
    1991 2,088,681 51,810 24,870 0 2,165,361 2,014,065 12,309,377
    1992 2,142,227 60,764 21,007 0 2,223,998 2,085,757 11,625,838
    1993 2,490,998 36,195 19,259 0 2,546,452 1,801,565 12,619,410
    1994 3,085,786 15,474 3,650 0 3,104,910 3,128,567 14,413,884
    1995 2,877,970 3,189 0 0 2,881,159 5,219,902 15,725,798
    1996 2,299,370 8,595 250 0 2,308,215 2,696,686 13,651,268
    1997 1,752,503 4,219 780 0 1,757,502 6,224,662 13,237,177
    1998 4,197,719 30,744 921,072 0 5,149,535 3,337,143 16,942,878
    1999 8,668,358 21,925 1,087,529 0 9,777,812 3,078,820 20,653,141
    2000 10,031,679 39,044 1,514,216 0 11,584,939 2,496,718 21,186,862
    2001 8,372,682 50,305 1,489,164 0 9,912,151 2,331,585 17,841,899
    2002 7,133,543 48,142 1,474,488 0 8,656,173 2,279,185 19,642,296
    "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 .6 0 0 0 .6 0 .6
    2001 .6 0 0 0 .6 0 .6
    2002 .4893 0 0 0 .4893 0 .4893
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