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

    See how this county ranks on other chemical release and waste management attributes tracked by Scorecard

    Rank counties in NORTH CAROLINA or facilities in ROBESON 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 ROBESON County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:LEAD COMPOUNDS
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to cancer risk
    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 123 0
    Suspected Carcinogens 326
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 94,966
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 163
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 84,015 0
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 3
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 796,146
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 33,508
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 890,937
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 850,017
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 94,958
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 123
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 84,017
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 890,823
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 861,313

    *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 686,223 1,000 250 0 687,473 174,499 NA
    1989 595,641 2,600 250 0 598,491 65,364 NA
    1990 487,208 1,694 0 0 488,902 150,263 NA
    1991 488,235 1,387 0 0 489,622 143,220 1,074,337
    1992 207,798 990 0 0 208,788 64,845 1,043,412
    1993 189,712 2,457 0 0 192,169 111,321 438,559
    1994 168,778 1,182 0 0 169,960 96,576 4,006,891
    1995 575,721 127 0 0 575,848 58,132 1,649,883
    1996 755,530 0 0 0 755,530 43,138 1,465,707
    1997 1,055,516 0 0 0 1,055,516 96,746 1,519,098
    1998 1,815,223 15,183 88,000 0 1,918,406 678,433 2,986,958
    1999 1,354,501 15,302 90,000 0 1,459,803 537,219 2,441,154
    2000 1,544,519 0 88,040 0 1,632,559 533,571 2,482,804
    2001 1,275,204 1,167 79,930 0 1,356,301 395,024 1,960,958
    2002 891,663 0 91,640 0 983,303 474,930 1,930,190
    "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 .00262 .2271 0 0 .2297 0 .2297
    2001 .1778 .07825 0 0 .256 0 .256
    2002 .1906 .1004 0 0 .291 0 .291
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