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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:FORMALDEHYDE
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to cancer risk
    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:LEAD COMPOUNDS
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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 201,069 6
    Suspected Carcinogens 7
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 432,023 6
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 12,225
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 1,630,796 12
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 4
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 223,314 6
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 1,643,047 12
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 1,730,525 1,743
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 1,788,649 1,746
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 73
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 577,577 1,740
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 1,788,588 1,746
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 1,788,518 1,746

    *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 1,065,291 126,560 4,480 0 1,196,331 263,554 NA
    1989 820,217 8,452 7,650 0 836,319 195,038 NA
    1990 735,402 1,015 25 10 736,452 130,653 NA
    1991 766,659 4,350 255 0 771,264 156,093 2,217,789
    1992 950,505 800 255 0 951,560 173,736 2,616,574
    1993 981,016 16,750 755 0 998,521 173,837 2,963,128
    1994 684,721 18,250 250 0 703,221 112,474 3,040,265
    1995 895,898 7,005 750 0 903,653 18,755 2,272,044
    1996 807,836 8,250 755 0 816,841 22,093 2,163,318
    1997 452,821 6,150 750 0 459,721 33,120 1,904,990
    1998 297,393 2,205 250 0 299,848 24,913 645,655
    1999 358,984 500 10 0 359,494 16,723 457,677
    2000 1,084,438 255 10 0 1,084,703 16,120 1,188,979
    2001 1,246,383 500 436 0 1,247,319 3,730 1,343,521
    2002 1,788,683 1,746 35,279 0 1,825,709 5,376 1,879,753
    "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
    2001 84.20 0 .0426 0 84.24 0 84.24
    2002 157 0 .0221 0 157 .02002 157
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