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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:CHROMIUM COMPOUNDS
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to cancer risk
    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:MERCURY COMPOUNDS
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to noncancer risk


    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 35,973 339
    Suspected Carcinogens 421 26
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 169,135 597
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 14,584 271
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 266,167 326
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 233 20
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 1,669,490 848
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 150,999 545
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 1,934,028 298
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 1,806,000
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 335,335 620
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 318 20
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 186,534 855
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 2,012,977 1,366
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 2,011,328 2,014

    *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 173,564 255 0 0 173,819 278,560 NA
    1989 92,413 0 0 0 92,413 14,383 NA
    1990 85,274 0 0 0 85,274 21,235 NA
    1991 115,909 0 0 0 115,909 385,860 771,556
    1992 97,954 0 0 0 97,954 411,544 815,567
    1993 75,461 0 0 0 75,461 542,656 746,821
    1994 142,884 0 0 0 142,884 464,922 725,679
    1995 124,962 0 20,000 0 144,962 422,704 660,073
    1996 145,476 291 0 0 145,767 353,212 553,196
    1997 144,614 298 271 0 145,183 767,388 642,395
    1998 2,100,193 2,678 371,450 0 2,474,321 305,142 2,805,561
    1999 2,583,734 3,011 375,238 0 2,961,983 395,655 3,242,073
    2000 2,903,998 3,357 326,312 0 3,233,667 398,895 3,501,548
    2001 2,882,593 2,507 389,790 0 3,274,890 320,242 3,453,290
    2002 2,014,332 2,792 407,078 0 2,424,202 187,109 2,724,194
    "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 .2584 0 0 0 .2584 .01545 .2738
    2001 .6908 0 .05582 0 .7466 .05582 .7466
    2002 .7011 0 .05986 0 .7609 0 .7609
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