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Environmental Release Report: NEW HANOVER County, NC
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in NEW HANOVER County*
    Cleanest/Best Counties in US Percentile Dirtiest/Worst Counties in US
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    Cancer risk score (air and water releases):
    Noncancer risk score (air and water releases):
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    Air releases of recognized developmental toxicants:
    Air releases of recognized reproductive toxicants:

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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 NEW HANOVER County

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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: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 73,928 14,771
    Suspected Carcinogens 4,070 260
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 695,396 44,044
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 173,699 194
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 939,331 28,136
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 12,420 5
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 2,668,350 15,053
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 1,028,028 45,018
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 3,445,614 56,064
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 2,455,130
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 1,254,669 57,410
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 12,355 56
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 624,317 34,137
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 3,529,767 57,673
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 3,527,226 57,771

    *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 27,657,977 77,722 7,315,719 0 35,051,418 1,251,975 NA
    1989 5,621,071 109,105 9,190,080 0 14,920,256 972,467 NA
    1990 4,306,078 96,602 7,425,463 0 11,828,143 137,479 NA
    1991 4,822,706 143,032 9,240,563 0 14,206,301 1,951,916 31,526,110
    1992 4,728,987 111,565 8,428,893 0 13,269,445 2,736,665 35,897,113
    1993 3,365,767 53,808 6,719,045 0 10,138,620 2,505,194 144,985,037
    1994 2,618,348 48,721 6,926,898 0 9,593,967 1,265,148 142,035,060
    1995 2,009,555 115,923 7,327,845 0 9,453,323 5,575,728 130,672,953
    1996 1,557,863 88,183 9,026,688 0 10,672,734 6,524,891 137,891,039
    1997 1,335,001 125,310 9,126,580 0 10,586,891 8,825,967 157,910,618
    1998 4,290,795 79,390 10,630,328 0 15,000,513 3,622,070 160,609,096
    1999 5,485,130 66,020 9,502,383 0 15,053,533 3,100,943 178,050,598
    2000 5,809,244 112,557 1,200,987 0 7,122,787 3,135,977 160,965,076
    2001 5,657,803 73,021 845,989 0 6,576,813 2,327,777 174,244,868
    2002 3,547,385 64,497 592,240 0 4,204,122 2,342,382 173,830,343
    "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 1.50 0 0 0 1.50 0 1.50
    2001 2.07 0 0 0 2.07 0 2.07
    2002 1.61 0 0 0 1.61 0 1.61
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