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Environmental Release Report: WATAUGA County, NC
 
 
  • Map Locating Toxic Chemical Releases
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in WATAUGA County*
    Cleanest/Best Counties in US Percentile Dirtiest/Worst Counties in US
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    Total environmental releases:
    Air releases of recognized developmental toxicants:

    See how this county ranks on other chemical release and waste management attributes tracked by Scorecard

    Rank counties in NORTH CAROLINA or facilities in WATAUGA 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 WATAUGA County

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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 7,000
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 7,000
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 7,000
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 7,000
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 7,000

    *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 310,898 0 250 0 311,148 120,080 NA
    1989 211,750 0 0 0 211,750 7,170 NA
    1990 315,005 0 0 0 315,005 10,860 NA
    1991 208,300 0 0 0 208,300 9,405 257,350
    1992 294,486 0 0 0 294,486 12,120 347,446
    1993 364,503 0 0 0 364,503 19,250 433,750
    1994 55,109 0 0 0 55,109 12,100 75,587
    1995 21,070 0 0 0 21,070 74,930 252,705
    1996 18,600 0 40,318 0 58,918 58,400 163,900
    1997 15,579 0 52,920 0 68,499 131,924 172,562
    1998 12,309 0 64,515 0 76,824 73,588 176,990
    1999 7,711 0 55,664 0 63,375 2,904 157,760
    2000 6,906 0 82,544 0 89,450 54,204 184,450
    2001 7,220 0 0 0 7,220 80,135 173,655
    2002 7,000 0 0 0 7,000 5,917 172,301
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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