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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:1,1-DICHLORO-1-FLUOROETHANE
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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:ACRYLAMIDE
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    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 20,144 5
    Suspected Carcinogens 14,222
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 614,264 1
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 150,124 10
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 453,446 1
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 31,670 5
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 238,711 1
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 555,722 1
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 712,677 6
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 46,646
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 749,619 6
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 4,169 5
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 509,789 1
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 745,255 11
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 679,844 6

    *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 2,679,531 25,000 500 0 2,705,031 1,801,413 NA
    1989 2,987,473 0 250 0 2,987,723 1,475,335 NA
    1990 3,239,043 32 205 50 3,239,330 821,588 NA
    1991 2,762,174 0 0 0 2,762,174 4,377,017 9,534,743
    1992 2,533,556 0 0 0 2,533,556 4,779,803 16,808,483
    1993 2,662,019 0 1,250 0 2,663,269 3,702,008 14,868,712
    1994 2,700,705 0 750 0 2,701,455 4,050,519 12,909,044
    1995 2,267,361 5 2,249 0 2,269,615 3,500,178 12,219,763
    1996 1,777,103 0 505 0 1,777,608 7,826,280 15,263,114
    1997 1,825,699 5 505 0 1,826,209 17,836,737 16,737,379
    1998 1,486,271 525 5 0 1,486,801 14,157,821 17,963,499
    1999 1,670,070 5 5 0 1,670,080 13,500,343 21,878,345
    2000 1,521,754 5 0 0 1,521,759 14,153,885 22,702,334
    2001 978,732 7 360 0 979,099 12,173,334 17,353,619
    2002 761,506 11 5 0 761,522 10,526,515 15,296,838
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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