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Environmental Release Report: ROWAN County, NC
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in ROWAN 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):
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    Air releases of recognized developmental toxicants:
    Air releases of recognized reproductive toxicants:

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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 ROWAN County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:1,1-DICHLORO-1-FLUOROETHANE
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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:ACRYLAMIDE
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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 86,123 1,879
    Suspected Carcinogens 12,704 174
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 425,545 5,347
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 56,454 17
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 407,699 3,563
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 29,909
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 1,292,643 1,889
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 304,742 6,581
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 1,569,013 8,554
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 1,350,143
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 527,156 8,801
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 180 17
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 403,748 6,916
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 1,715,235 10,058
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 1,702,217 10,658

    *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 1,804,376 24,700 31,750 0 1,860,826 317,460 NA
    1989 1,834,744 47,574 12,490 0 1,894,808 290,393 NA
    1990 2,227,176 48,666 2,820 5 2,278,667 1,996,300 NA
    1991 2,338,556 52,900 2,000 0 2,393,456 3,245,722 50,850,608
    1992 1,598,788 53,499 17,360 0 1,669,647 3,039,246 43,900,021
    1993 1,308,096 33,247 3,710 0 1,345,053 2,370,586 40,997,219
    1994 1,002,180 20,207 2,300 0 1,024,687 603,910 33,298,196
    1995 1,137,509 18,880 750 0 1,157,139 988,366 40,106,546
    1996 1,035,102 17,464 751 0 1,053,317 3,941,901 38,348,620
    1997 976,474 14,312 751 0 991,537 3,295,163 24,175,648
    1998 1,744,522 11,505 205,234 0 1,961,261 1,501,942 27,609,873
    1999 2,791,420 16,466 236,875 0 3,044,761 1,662,852 22,482,047
    2000 2,782,441 16,080 307,525 0 3,106,046 1,075,621 25,514,410
    2001 2,186,825 19,428 311,277 0 2,517,530 1,510,654 20,168,623
    2002 1,719,437 12,051 259,811 0 1,991,299 1,384,790 11,101,581
    "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 .233 0 0 0 .233 0 .233
    2001 .213 0 0 0 .213 0 .213
    2002 .0136 0 0 0 .0136 0 .0136
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