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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:LEAD COMPOUNDS
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:LEAD 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 20,059
    Suspected Carcinogens 501
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 26,868
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 59
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 66,501
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 504
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 22,063
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 66,568
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 110,420
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 111,420
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 59
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 48,504
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 90,206
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 89,209

    *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 92,693 42 361 0 93,096 0 NA
    1989 100,850 0 419 0 101,269 0 NA
    1990 106,844 28 668 0 107,540 0 NA
    1991 113,123 28 669 0 113,820 0 111,658
    1992 117,847 0 779 0 118,626 0 676,246
    1993 131,224 0 778 0 132,002 30 806,254
    1994 136,797 0 250 0 137,047 30 601,949
    1995 156,091 0 250 0 156,341 177 1,191,057
    1996 147,402 0 250 0 147,652 628 755,561
    1997 95,695 0 0 0 95,695 94 176,584
    1998 255,278 151 20 0 255,449 101 319,408
    1999 249,150 124 10 0 249,284 382 314,947
    2000 248,498 114 35 0 248,647 5,347 315,683
    2001 197,610 111 350 0 198,071 8,005 276,579
    2002 111,420 0 310 0 111,730 15,152 410,080
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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