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Environmental Release Report: LENOIR County, NC
 
 
  • Map Locating Toxic Chemical Releases
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in LENOIR 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 LENOIR 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 LENOIR 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:LEAD
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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 73,515 6,617
    Suspected Carcinogens 44
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 105,038 379,932
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 11,927
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 135,856 6,543
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 13,569
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 213,885 6,617
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 161,014 12,907
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 229,538 17,332
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 117,044
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 208,680 17,585
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 319
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 99,689 5,442
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 325,688 17,585
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 312,296 12,077

    *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 827,514 52,350 0 0 879,864 230,947 NA
    1989 896,112 57,323 0 0 953,435 198,652 NA
    1990 724,079 44,176 0 0 768,255 226,499 NA
    1991 761,879 39,458 0 0 801,337 551,668 2,445,822
    1992 771,883 41,471 0 0 813,354 681,658 2,657,893
    1993 660,172 31,851 0 0 692,023 393,112 2,164,045
    1994 654,985 27,937 0 0 682,922 326,678 1,770,696
    1995 709,211 102,292 0 0 811,503 235,161 2,029,136
    1996 777,563 74,672 0 0 852,235 551,615 2,368,233
    1997 690,645 85,054 0 0 775,699 213,728 1,767,577
    1998 516,630 82,514 0 0 599,144 110,651 1,451,565
    1999 576,861 135,536 0 0 712,397 68,462 1,545,652
    2000 507,034 90,514 0 0 597,549 64,357 1,431,789
    2001 410,683 350,632 0 0 761,315 11,341,199 12,924,758
    2002 325,745 384,863 0 0 710,608 88,317 1,276,407
    "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 .104 0 0 0 .104 .2253 .3293
    2001 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    2002 .0449 0 0 0 .0449 .128 .1729
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