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Environmental Release Report: HALIFAX County, NC
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in HALIFAX 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 HALIFAX 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 HALIFAX 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
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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 78,206 1,700
    Suspected Carcinogens 172 509
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 6,762 1,560
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 266 431
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 594,336 1,650
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 229 431
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 268,582 1,951
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 590,192 2,081
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 813,320 9,460
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 210,016
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 701,015 44,851
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 206 430
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 112,962 41,910
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 906,749 43,990
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 906,790 9,860

    *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 526,468 535,400 0 0 1,061,868 1,105,775 NA
    1989 1,002,205 8,500 0 0 1,010,705 48,068 NA
    1990 704,812 34,900 3,600 0 743,312 54,880 NA
    1991 853,875 9,900 3,291 0 867,066 17,131 29,688,914
    1992 709,348 5,650 2,650 0 717,648 14,264 28,994,476
    1993 649,949 3,511 2,436 0 655,896 26,322 27,042,575
    1994 1,026,769 811 1,604 0 1,029,184 18,140 25,211,152
    1995 834,310 8,690 1,827 0 844,827 14,482 8,608,543
    1996 811,776 9,548 2,076 0 823,400 26,385 7,217,974
    1997 746,433 57,440 31,664 0 835,537 3,467 6,664,627
    1998 850,198 55,440 19,204 0 924,842 218,378 8,720,246
    1999 875,743 61,300 31,153 0 968,196 180,430 10,803,748
    2000 811,244 53,011 9,820 0 874,075 222,736 11,036,991
    2001 801,953 52,631 5,694 0 860,278 228,182 10,978,964
    2002 907,021 45,110 7,006 0 959,137 183,439 9,519,214
    "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 1.83 0 .29 0 2.12 0 2.12
    2001 1.78 0 .13 0 1.91 0 1.91
    2002 1.91 0 .15 0 2.06 0 2.04
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