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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:DICHLORODIFLUOROMETHANE
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to ozone depletion
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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:CHROMIUM
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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 21,221 5
    Suspected Carcinogens 17,012 5
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 62,250 52,892
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 4,997
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 25,212 5
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 21,954
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 25,675 10
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 41,066 10
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 284,228 127
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 8,060
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 282,038 127
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 4,997
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 240,143 132
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 295,629 132
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 295,567 127

    *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 1,719,241 4,543 560,460 0 2,284,244 663,650 NA
    1989 1,915,139 7,912 490,310 0 2,413,361 329,727 NA
    1990 2,269,971 255 117,295 0 2,387,521 355,380 NA
    1991 1,725,780 255 117,545 0 1,843,580 1,912,137 7,955,569
    1992 1,260,218 35 9,752 0 1,270,005 1,387,075 6,726,115
    1993 802,060 20 4,115 0 806,195 1,925,980 98,231,791
    1994 470,297 25 1,608 0 471,930 1,748,803 92,010,454
    1995 831,902 2,597 13,646 0 848,145 1,140,125 597,063,671
    1996 1,058,253 5,303 13,815 0 1,077,371 973,082 6,644,050
    1997 914,706 7,763 35,081 0 957,550 1,341,511 6,897,132
    1998 780,062 5,174 26,453 0 811,689 684,296 6,577,210
    1999 457,028 7,407 25,645 0 490,080 872,072 8,728,483
    2000 317,118 12,458 3,387 0 332,963 739,807 6,572,026
    2001 266,123 8,246 39,218 0 313,587 811,216 6,334,421
    2002 295,891 53,019 31,563 0 380,473 570,712 7,337,726
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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