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Environmental Release Report: HAYWOOD County, NC
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in HAYWOOD County*
    Cleanest/Best Counties in US Percentile Dirtiest/Worst Counties in US
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    Cancer risk score (air and water releases):
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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 HAYWOOD County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:LEAD COMPOUNDS
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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 182,978 9,723
    Suspected Carcinogens 7,720 16
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 148,235 1,621
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 8,092 113
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 1,826,242 32,534
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 271,378 11,823
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 1,775,416 34,887
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 1,927,902 34,193
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 322,000
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 2,062,289 109,885
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 748 113
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 276,353 77,430
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 2,334,883 111,678
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 2,332,583 46,088

    *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 3,642,560 43,800 0 0 3,686,360 1,750,311 NA
    1989 2,938,169 63,200 0 0 3,001,369 1,129,859 NA
    1990 2,318,312 485,900 0 0 2,804,212 73,093 NA
    1991 3,572,824 170,400 0 0 3,743,224 69,249 14,367,419
    1992 3,899,389 175,200 0 0 4,074,589 57,668 14,926,183
    1993 2,394,017 210,180 0 0 2,604,197 38,406 15,025,447
    1994 4,858,184 283,743 0 0 5,141,927 44,395 21,820,757
    1995 4,548,581 62,851 0 0 4,611,432 43,630 21,915,901
    1996 3,201,914 13,590 0 0 3,215,504 22,573 18,933,523
    1997 2,968,873 76,743 0 0 3,045,616 317,148 19,041,425
    1998 2,540,901 91,812 0 0 2,632,713 311,965 18,578,589
    1999 2,852,737 91,152 0 0 2,943,889 280,310 18,576,063
    2000 2,842,940 121,366 0 0 2,964,306 326,655 18,723,291
    2001 2,821,063 114,252 0 0 2,935,315 334,822 18,534,848
    2002 2,338,094 121,105 0 0 2,459,199 0 18,129,399
    "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 .9 0 0 0 .9 .7 1.60
    2001 .8709 0 0 0 .8709 .5936 1.47
    2002 .8477 0 0 0 .8477 0 1.38
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