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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:CHLORODIFLUOROMETHANE
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to ozone depletion
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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:BENZENE
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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 2,177 250
    Suspected Carcinogens 64,609
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 108,150
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 4,042 250
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 114,161
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 104,949 250
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 68,928
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 113,061
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 76,072 250
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 118,705
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 1,869 250
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 71,442
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 118,951 250
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 76,102 250

    *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 366,206 25,700 0 0 391,906 58,743 NA
    1989 368,032 1,250 0 0 369,282 56,540 NA
    1990 323,004 1,265 0 0 324,269 750 NA
    1991 191,608 0 0 0 191,608 5 255,402
    1992 247,506 0 0 0 247,506 1,745 300,309
    1993 252,071 0 0 0 252,071 417 307,105
    1994 71,746 0 0 0 71,746 2,455 133,514
    1995 73,496 0 10 0 73,506 86,211 232,740
    1996 63,451 0 10 0 63,461 88,856 216,533
    1997 53,790 0 31,577 0 85,367 274,437 290,684
    1998 85,757 250 55,514 0 141,521 226,480 359,708
    1999 182,020 250 0 0 182,270 258,587 512,161
    2000 88,566 250 24,694 0 113,510 178,654 371,229
    2001 114,497 0 0 0 114,497 73,574 336,389
    2002 118,961 250 0 0 119,211 70,114 337,505
    "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
    2001 183 0 0 0 183 0 183
    2002 156 0 0 0 156 0 156
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