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Environmental Release Report: STOKES County, NC
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in STOKES 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 STOKES 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 STOKES 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 3,110 51
    Suspected Carcinogens 4,057 216
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 948,029 1,154
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 2,150 30
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 945,238 1,115
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 127 11
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 12,008,539 120
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 8,968 2,661
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 12,962,669 1,785
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 13,670,000
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 962,573 980
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 1,395 23
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 963,000 1,691
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 13,699,696 3,269
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 13,695,699 2,208

    *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 57,429 1,023 0 0 58,452 10,773 NA
    1989 44,702 1,023 0 0 45,725 8,321 NA
    1990 172,139 250 5 0 172,394 6,603 NA
    1991 77,724 250 4,389 0 82,363 507,543 851,270
    1992 0 37 0 0 37 1,793,775 1,793,812
    1993 0 39 0 0 39 1,561,085 2,081,624
    1994 0 250 0 0 250 1,879,961 1,879,792
    1995 13,549 250 0 0 13,799 2,483,039 2,496,664
    1996 17,415 2,105 213,170 0 232,690 2,444,440 2,236,373
    1997 7,848 2,005 6,000 0 15,853 4,206,596 2,496,110
    1998 6,582,107 5,029 689,555 0 7,276,691 167 7,549,057
    1999 14,640,545 5,027 838,655 0 15,484,227 318 15,670,558
    2000 11,404,079 8,132 708,184 0 12,120,395 144 12,275,507
    2001 12,347,259 6,096 1,274,562 0 13,627,917 44 13,784,737
    2002 13,709,744 5,178 1,832,441 0 15,547,363 100 15,718,693
    "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 3.58 0 0 0 3.58 0 3.58
    2001 3.04 0 0 0 3.04 0 3.04
    2002 1.12 0 0 0 1.12 0 1.12
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