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Environmental Release Report: MARTIN County, NC
 
 
  • Map Locating Toxic Chemical Releases
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in MARTIN 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 MARTIN 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 MARTIN County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:LEAD COMPOUNDS
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to cancer risk
    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:MERCURY 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 65,808 11,840
    Suspected Carcinogens 171 272
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 25,849 31,780
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 745 404
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 519,968 30,785
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 536,856 14,285
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 532,790 33,631
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 1,171,386 34,930
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 526,292
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 753,297 76,717
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 209 154
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 234,083 45,657
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 1,280,261 78,692
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 1,279,422 54,535

    *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 1,627,608 27,755 4,910 0 1,660,273 5,774 NA
    1989 1,634,912 24,900 3,750 0 1,663,562 9,900 NA
    1990 1,545,091 17,564 3,850 0 1,566,505 43,890 NA
    1991 2,133,337 18,000 4,931 0 2,156,268 39,265 34,869,982
    1992 2,315,024 20,648 3,104 0 2,338,776 69,570 35,648,203
    1993 2,133,885 19,756 2,106 0 2,155,747 115,425 36,036,476
    1994 2,376,126 161,967 1,097 0 2,539,190 116,260 15,428,876
    1995 2,016,133 126,117 1,981 0 2,144,231 9,025 32,526,444
    1996 2,248,619 202,935 1,200 0 2,452,754 4,850 22,398,597
    1997 2,249,594 216,609 83,245 0 2,549,448 49,824 13,234,094
    1998 1,961,738 271,269 109,162 0 2,342,169 93,100 20,625,200
    1999 1,929,251 149,557 105,621 0 2,184,429 18,115 20,630,693
    2000 1,848,409 151,265 266,991 0 2,266,665 24,215 20,602,115
    2001 1,529,965 133,026 204,390 0 1,867,381 6,455 20,181,363
    2002 1,281,735 125,781 234,404 0 1,641,920 4,464 14,300,972
    "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 1.72 .3669 .0637 0 2.15 0 6.00
    2001 1.40 .804 120 0 123 0 3.55
    2002 1.03 .7433 133 0 135 0 3.52
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