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Environmental Release Report: RUTHERFORD County, NC
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in RUTHERFORD 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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    *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 RUTHERFORD 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 2,028 580
    Suspected Carcinogens 1,231 2,301
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 361,950 2,681
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 76,483 251
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 313,084 2,430
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 984
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 2,206,210 2,180
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 229,838 2,890
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 2,486,940 2,350
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 2,490,000
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 395,007 3,551
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 1,573 250
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 365,650 1,530
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 2,720,137 5,330
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 2,719,354 4,930

    *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 2,073,674 12,286 0 0 2,085,960 825,473 NA
    1989 1,754,596 250 0 0 1,754,846 281,949 NA
    1990 1,975,935 3,618 5 0 1,979,558 81,419 NA
    1991 2,119,696 3,260 0 0 2,122,956 711,710 4,685,752
    1992 1,281,407 3,367 0 0 1,284,774 781,672 5,610,057
    1993 1,002,171 2,422 0 0 1,004,593 822,291 5,355,868
    1994 869,775 4,420 0 0 874,195 475,589 6,073,866
    1995 682,589 615 0 0 683,204 2,332,926 6,559,939
    1996 553,919 1,000 0 0 554,919 1,914,846 4,246,257
    1997 332,994 250 0 0 333,244 6,185,532 4,772,712
    1998 1,967,243 23,114 508,040 0 2,498,397 4,364,379 7,705,626
    1999 4,139,639 17,991 410,040 0 4,567,670 5,514,659 10,811,347
    2000 4,558,000 27,902 499,110 0 5,085,012 7,060,558 12,846,479
    2001 3,874,428 18,182 453,050 0 4,345,660 2,626,140 7,904,065
    2002 2,732,485 12,321 317,056 0 3,061,862 3,849,566 7,859,023
    "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 .3 0 0 0 .3 0 .3
    2001 .3 0 0 0 .3 0 .3
    2002 .1986 0 0 0 .1986 0 .1986
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