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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:1,1-DICHLORO-1-FLUOROETHANE
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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:ARSENIC (ORGANIC OR INORGANIC COMPOUNDS)
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:LEAD
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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 154,030 20
    Suspected Carcinogens 26,253
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 302,355 16,370
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 64,821 23
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 173,672 13,655
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 159,222 3
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 127,217 164
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 307,057 13,747
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 427,455 30,886
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 800
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 524,287 30,886
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 6,246 13
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 454,693 17,235
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 519,371 31,087
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 326,727 17,192

    *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 2,957,630 17,352 432,622 0 3,407,604 4,686,088 NA
    1989 2,374,124 97,352 478,200 0 2,949,676 1,777,603 NA
    1990 2,461,331 51,205 1,021,695 5 3,534,236 1,210,740 NA
    1991 2,910,385 63,646 6,348 0 2,980,379 5,466,700 30,594,179
    1992 2,381,041 52,152 5,253 0 2,438,446 3,567,967 32,559,399
    1993 2,188,735 43,787 24,617 0 2,257,139 8,359,139 27,391,284
    1994 1,799,699 38,712 4,259 0 1,842,670 5,743,091 35,019,997
    1995 1,561,953 76,573 5,604 0 1,644,130 5,128,042 29,268,278
    1996 1,242,684 173,237 4,651 0 1,420,572 5,558,964 32,822,329
    1997 1,208,092 34,564 13,287 0 1,255,943 11,554,079 21,318,386
    1998 1,195,917 146,388 2,496 0 1,344,801 6,825,868 27,334,835
    1999 963,626 143,914 3,563 0 1,111,103 7,027,459 23,001,662
    2000 958,510 47,365 4,396 0 1,010,271 9,399,593 25,889,106
    2001 614,062 72,746 10,508 0 697,316 9,368,360 26,299,117
    2002 540,026 33,788 9,245 0 583,059 8,781,473 21,332,086
    "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 .53 0 0 0 .53 .0852 .6197
    2001 5.32 0 0 0 5.32 10.87 16.19
    2002 5.98 0 0 0 5.98 11.41 17.40
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