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Environmental Release Report: RICHMOND County, NC
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in RICHMOND County*
    Cleanest/Best Counties in US Percentile Dirtiest/Worst Counties in US
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    Noncancer risk score (air and water releases):

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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 RICHMOND 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:AMMONIA
    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)
    Suspected Carcinogens 52
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 442
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 385
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 390
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 14,234
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 14,182
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 13,602
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 14,234
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 14,234

    *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 236,800 0 0 0 236,800 305,680 NA
    1989 253,950 0 0 0 253,950 0 NA
    1990 242,200 0 0 0 242,200 56,912 NA
    1991 245,523 0 0 0 245,523 51,142 311,442
    1992 302,415 0 0 0 302,415 40,948 357,860
    1993 365,490 0 0 0 365,490 34,692 399,863
    1994 50,056 0 0 0 50,056 31,319 81,374
    1995 41,503 0 1,209 0 42,712 2,799 64,366
    1996 24,367 0 4,200 0 28,567 6,841 31,727
    1997 27,491 0 4,600 0 32,091 9,900 34,807
    1998 26,851 0 20 0 26,871 3,917 28,733
    1999 12,742 0 0 0 12,742 3,440 12,785
    2000 2,195 0 0 0 2,195 4,419 72,648
    2001 2,206 0 0 0 2,206 3,233 22,310
    2002 14,234 0 0 0 14,234 .390 39,818
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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