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Environmental Release Report: WASHINGTON County, NC
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in WASHINGTON County*
    Cleanest/Best Counties in US Percentile Dirtiest/Worst Counties in US
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    Noncancer 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 WASHINGTON 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:METHANOL
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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 Developmental Toxicants 47,875
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 47,875
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 47,875
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 47,875
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 47,875
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 47,875

    *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 6,966 4,371 3,621 0 14,958 2,258 NA
    1989 1,394 1,000 250 0 2,644 2,750 NA
    1990 613 0 0 0 613 0 NA
    1991 555 0 0 0 555 0 555
    1992 462 0 0 0 462 0 462
    1993 467 0 0 0 467 0 467
    1994 390 0 0 0 390 0 390
    1995 191 0 0 0 191 0 191
    1996 158 0 0 0 158 0 158
    1997 9,081 50 0 0 9,131 636 10,188
    1998 0 0 0 0 0 178 222
    1999 0 0 0 0 0 59 60
    2000 0 250 0 0 250 0 80
    2001 43,873 0 0 0 43,873 0 43,873
    2002 47,875 0 0 0 47,875 0 47,875
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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