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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:CARBON TETRACHLORIDE
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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:CHROMIUM
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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 59,573
    Suspected Carcinogens 5,764
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 11,664
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 4,793
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 3,571
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 5,770
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 62,091
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 4,444
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 66,370
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 30
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 63,133
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 3,931
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 63,075
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 67,850
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 66,273

    *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 34,989 0 36,240 0 71,229 231,000 NA
    1989 20,251 0 29,049 0 49,300 0 NA
    1990 32,538 0 4,871 0 37,409 0 NA
    1991 37,055 0 2,463 0 39,518 0 42,362
    1992 34,327 0 0 0 34,327 1,795 35,820
    1993 29,611 0 0 0 29,611 2,218 31,633
    1994 20,968 0 0 0 20,968 2,280 23,068
    1995 750 0 0 0 750 2,800 3,500
    1996 750 0 0 0 750 2,674 3,343
    1997 1,087 0 0 0 1,087 8,696 5,435
    1998 1,839 0 0 0 1,839 7,356 9,195
    1999 837 0 0 0 837 8,888 9,725
    2000 7,448 0 0 0 7,448 11,141 18,457
    2001 17,110 0 0 0 17,110 13,721 30,720
    2002 67,922 0 0 0 67,922 1,874 83,352
    "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
    2002 .1436 0 0 0 .1436 0 .1436
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