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Environmental Release Report: TRANSYLVANIA County, NC
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in TRANSYLVANIA County*
    Cleanest/Best Counties in US Percentile Dirtiest/Worst Counties in US
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    Noncancer risk score (air and water releases):
    Air releases of recognized developmental toxicants:

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    Rank counties in NORTH CAROLINA or facilities in TRANSYLVANIA 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 TRANSYLVANIA County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:no data available
    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:MERCURY
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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)
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 21,410 4,209
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 6,808 11
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 28,849 687
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 34
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 33,492 11
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 26,466 698
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 62,419 698
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 80,517
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 35,735 698
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 19,693 53
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 106,983 698
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 106,983 698

    *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 694,562 7,139 0 0 701,701 11,632 NA
    1989 773,998 8,127 337 0 782,462 127,256 NA
    1990 982,937 7,585 295 0 990,817 35,987 NA
    1991 665,377 1,692 290 0 667,359 71,025 3,633,059
    1992 504,421 9,847 30 0 514,298 46,598 2,998,392
    1993 445,023 7,627 4 0 452,654 44,473 2,291,721
    1994 531,974 6,852 4 0 538,830 41,152 2,541,533
    1995 488,638 103,299 6 0 591,943 515,815 3,093,270
    1996 562,417 75,003 0 0 637,420 563,527 3,082,016
    1997 362,196 118,232 60,000 0 540,428 122,700 2,881,764
    1998 741,010 13,137 31,559 0 785,706 79,119 2,916,094
    1999 682,108 12,876 32,264 0 727,248 847,543 2,664,546
    2000 527,863 8,347 32,268 0 568,478 32,313 1,809,046
    2001 309,480 10,872 25,908 0 346,260 9,225 1,868,061
    2002 106,983 4,849 0 0 111,832 20,677 721,004
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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