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

    See how this county ranks on other chemical release and waste management attributes tracked by Scorecard

    Rank counties in NORTH CAROLINA or facilities in MOORE 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 MOORE County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:NICKEL COMPOUNDS
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to cancer risk
    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:COPPER COMPOUNDS
    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)
    Recognized Carcinogens 14
    Suspected Carcinogens 26
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 40
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 4
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 36
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 26
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 36
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 151
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 30
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 30
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 4
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 36
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 165
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 40

    *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 178,462 0 500 0 178,962 23,000 NA
    1989 57,221 0 0 0 57,221 135,587 NA
    1990 162,577 0 0 0 162,577 194,491 NA
    1991 242,681 0 0 0 242,681 463,777 703,908
    1992 230,726 0 0 0 230,726 245,564 652,396
    1993 247,166 0 0 0 247,166 170,031 424,553
    1994 199,743 0 0 0 199,743 271,139 435,916
    1995 197,122 0 0 0 197,122 176,394 379,674
    1996 148,914 0 960 0 149,874 368,436 495,186
    1997 98,023 0 0 0 98,023 113,363 142,659
    1998 105,934 0 0 0 105,934 32,128 123,004
    1999 118,462 0 0 0 118,462 11,651 108,944
    2000 102,742 0 0 0 102,742 49,231 154,147
    2001 77,325 0 0 0 77,325 13,051 92,919
    2002 165 0 0 0 165 16,547 47,214
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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