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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:NICKEL
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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 22 1
    Suspected Carcinogens 177,022
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 292,426 1
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 45,427 1
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 229,840
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 176,993
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 238,696 1
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 275,267 1
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 306,750 1
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 306,741 1
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants .607 1
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 261,021
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 306,771
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 284,475

    *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 325,950 0 0 0 325,950 367,881 NA
    1989 483,452 0 0 0 483,452 156,985 NA
    1990 442,277 0 0 0 442,277 132,023 NA
    1991 340,337 0 0 0 340,337 261,063 684,895
    1992 422,962 0 0 0 422,962 231,080 757,519
    1993 394,916 0 0 0 394,916 344,291 820,867
    1994 263,597 0 0 0 263,597 807,961 1,102,254
    1995 275,866 0 0 0 275,866 668,763 963,977
    1996 224,206 7 0 0 224,213 392,995 655,842
    1997 208,660 7 0 0 208,667 1,008,815 748,208
    1998 134,561 4 0 0 134,565 444,514 596,716
    1999 268,121 4 2 0 268,127 459,644 783,954
    2000 344,459 0 0 0 344,459 493,448 918,433
    2001 118,765 5 0 0 118,770 387,740 674,888
    2002 306,771 1 0 0 306,772 360,084 667,537
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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