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Environmental Release Report: SCOTLAND County, NC
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in SCOTLAND 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:

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    Rank counties in NORTH CAROLINA or facilities in SCOTLAND 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 SCOTLAND County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:LEAD
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:LEAD
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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 2,867 .480
    Suspected Carcinogens 4,037 255
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 113,344 250
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 3,375 .480
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 787,741
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 2,498
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 10,004 260
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 76,633 255
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 94,234 250
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 354,727
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 838,746 11
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 405 .480
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 794,550
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 1,146,101 260
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 433,777 255

    *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 1,211,338 30,350 14,450 0 1,256,138 44,200 NA
    1989 984,193 3,700 350 0 988,243 298,384 NA
    1990 877,380 717 4,098 0 882,195 467,030 NA
    1991 700,348 1,194 2,203 0 703,745 454,406 4,098,355
    1992 522,230 882 1,475 0 524,587 1,727,122 4,520,292
    1993 400,352 895 1,505 0 402,752 1,907,197 4,156,697
    1994 369,997 1,154 1,573 0 372,724 244,640 2,140,547
    1995 238,407 650 584 0 239,641 202,390 2,368,579
    1996 207,851 558 424 0 208,833 189,800 2,350,662
    1997 1,289,540 550 109 0 1,290,199 585,174 4,348,980
    1998 1,049,448 10,912 0 0 1,060,360 260,858 3,118,821
    1999 1,029,670 263 0 0 1,029,933 375,106 3,845,573
    2000 1,170,060 270 0 0 1,170,330 294,182 4,754,595
    2001 1,215,052 271 0 0 1,215,323 303,578 5,033,437
    2002 1,173,390 271 7 0 1,173,668 120,502 2,516,155
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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