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Environmental Release Report: IREDELL County, NC
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in IREDELL 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 IREDELL 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 IREDELL 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 24,744 4
    Suspected Carcinogens 18,740
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 69,201 9
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 2,635 4
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 62,559 5
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 18,762
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 46,825 694
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 65,199 9
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 127,913 14
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 128,403 9
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 725 4
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 116,782 10
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 126,557 700
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 109,253

    *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 506,999 250 12,655 0 519,904 1,312,575 NA
    1989 650,444 750 10,751 0 661,945 283,906 NA
    1990 1,017,399 250 12,409 0 1,030,058 311,113 NA
    1991 647,585 250 1,788 0 649,623 917,519 1,369,501
    1992 498,339 250 2 0 498,591 838,866 2,076,684
    1993 473,356 250 2 0 473,608 842,310 1,807,685
    1994 555,278 515 14,451 0 570,244 1,043,058 1,620,556
    1995 486,088 255 0 0 486,343 1,008,053 1,524,807
    1996 336,915 18 3,300 0 340,233 795,852 1,161,223
    1997 225,666 260 4,059 0 229,985 1,473,190 988,343
    1998 210,125 505 4 0 210,634 658,357 3,252,314
    1999 308,664 265 5,326 0 314,255 1,114,146 2,852,749
    2000 238,748 15 6,269 0 245,032 873,011 3,327,515
    2001 159,611 10 0 0 159,621 2,322,229 1,924,555
    2002 128,924 704 5 0 129,633 2,508,559 2,753,974
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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