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Environmental Release Report: PERSON County, NC
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in PERSON County*
    Cleanest/Best Counties in US Percentile Dirtiest/Worst Counties in US
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    Cancer 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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    Rank counties in NORTH CAROLINA or facilities in PERSON 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 PERSON 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 19,551 582
    Suspected Carcinogens 24,377 5,089
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 1,178,132 5,220
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 4,113 130
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 1,193,921 3,000
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 104 .009
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 14,832,882 2,628
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 76,594 3,084
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 16,025,660 4,932
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 16,320,230 780
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 1,234,202 7,520
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 2,058 127
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 1,183,926 4,990
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 16,405,595 7,466
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 16,397,134 8,306

    *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 167,141 0 19,000 0 186,141 255,233 NA
    1989 184,021 0 19,000 0 203,021 167,793 NA
    1990 180,101 0 19,000 0 199,101 173,519 NA
    1991 92,358 0 0 0 92,358 68,106 2,721,082
    1992 104,818 0 0 0 104,818 58,476 3,091,786
    1993 111,997 11 1,750 0 113,758 182,380 3,180,162
    1994 71,907 11 0 0 71,918 423,192 1,891,247
    1995 94,729 11 0 0 94,740 271,501 1,325,522
    1996 101,478 21 0 0 101,499 229,139 1,294,134
    1997 151,051 11 0 0 151,062 400,266 2,656,314
    1998 20,156,374 16,023 3,068,500 0 23,240,897 333,567 24,771,888
    1999 27,166,779 12,587 2,988,340 0 30,167,706 629,535 32,039,720
    2000 28,841,728 15,685 2,885,294 0 31,742,707 648,557 33,584,455
    2001 28,078,514 13,889 2,774,242 0 30,866,645 737,692 32,449,187
    2002 16,421,252 16,047 2,688,560 0 19,125,859 734,134 21,338,183
    "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 .16 0 0 0 .16 0 .16
    2001 4.07 0 0 0 4.07 0 4.07
    2002 4.07 0 0 0 4.07 0 4.07
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