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Environmental Release Report: MACON County, NC
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in MACON County*
    Cleanest/Best Counties in US Percentile Dirtiest/Worst Counties in US
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    Total environmental releases:
    Noncancer risk score (air and water releases):

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    Rank counties in NORTH CAROLINA or facilities in MACON 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 MACON County

    View Summary Environmental Justice Report (en español).

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:no data available
    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:METHYL ETHYL KETONE
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to noncancer risk


    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)
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 7,265
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 7,265
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 7,265
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 7,265
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 7,265
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 7,265
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 7,265
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 7,265

    *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 115,980 0 0 0 115,980 750 NA
    1989 93,627 0 0 0 93,627 0 NA
    1990 95,293 0 0 0 95,293 0 NA
    1991 65,275 0 0 0 65,275 16,000 107,275
    1992 132,009 0 0 0 132,009 9,250 180,409
    1993 198,830 0 0 0 198,830 2,803 278,361
    1994 159,672 0 0 0 159,672 21,785 275,182
    1995 136,580 0 0 0 136,580 71,767 209,943
    1996 136,018 0 0 0 136,018 14,668 235,165
    1997 0 0 0 0 0 13,476 93,486
    1998 0 0 0 0 0 150,928 493,185
    1999 0 0 0 0 0 112,181 111,926
    2000 0 0 0 0 0 21,693 90,542
    2001 0 0 0 0 0 33,405 33,400
    2002 7,265 0 0 0 7,265 63,557 70,822
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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