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Environmental Release Report: ORANGE County, NC
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in ORANGE County*
    Cleanest/Best Counties in US Percentile Dirtiest/Worst Counties in US
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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 ORANGE County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:no data available
    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:ANTIMONY 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)
    Suspected Carcinogens 288
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 48
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 48
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 38
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 48
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 48
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 48
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 43
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 53
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 313
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 288

    *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 49,451 0 0 0 49,451 25,766 NA
    1989 59,808 0 0 0 59,808 96,326 NA
    1990 65,167 0 0 0 65,167 28,610 NA
    1991 55,834 0 0 0 55,834 32,809 153,140
    1992 30,172 12 0 0 30,184 19,799 77,403
    1993 4,812 0 0 0 4,812 10,968 327,532
    1994 7,820 0 0 0 7,820 23,693 204,748
    1995 4,060 6 10 0 4,076 833,608 948,833
    1996 3,665 10 10 0 3,685 798,587 802,417
    1997 3,985 15 5 0 4,005 1,524,191 765,800
    1998 15,535 15 0 0 15,550 603,901 622,927
    1999 3,576 15 0 0 3,591 544,843 554,225
    2000 681 0 0 0 681 421,826 422,490
    2001 830 0 0 0 830 550,093 551,688
    2002 313 0 0 0 313 595,651 595,788
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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