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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:FORMALDEHYDE
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:LEAD
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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 20,501
    Suspected Carcinogens 5
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 43,026 5
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 6
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 143,094 10
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 1
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 20,501
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 143,105 10
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 163,607 10
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 163,602 5
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 1
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 63,527 5
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 167,557 10
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 167,540 5

    *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 600,710 1,275 0 0 601,985 462,477 NA
    1989 610,451 7,187 0 0 617,638 564,571 NA
    1990 604,780 8,146 0 0 612,926 328,296 NA
    1991 430,296 14,002 0 0 444,298 396,924 7,023,596
    1992 353,894 13,513 0 0 367,407 408,129 3,629,092
    1993 481,156 2,006 0 0 483,162 438,195 2,547,145
    1994 572,629 4,281 0 0 576,910 394,507 2,344,216
    1995 444,487 9,771 0 0 454,258 596,269 3,009,940
    1996 351,781 250 0 0 352,031 730,565 2,979,712
    1997 495,018 3,596 0 0 498,614 910,668 3,179,809
    1998 424,894 250 0 0 425,144 2,331,441 4,758,165
    1999 169,253 5 0 0 169,258 735,168 2,517,412
    2000 134,116 5 0 0 134,121 667,033 2,241,911
    2001 121,603 5 0 0 121,608 658,695 7,863,598
    2002 167,562 10 0 0 167,572 681,170 3,128,469
    "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 .04628 0 0 0 .04628 .1506 .1969
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