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Environmental Release Report: BEAUFORT County, SC
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in BEAUFORT County*
    Cleanest/Best Counties in US Percentile Dirtiest/Worst Counties in US
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    Cancer risk score (air and water releases):
    Noncancer risk score (air and water releases):
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    Air releases of recognized developmental toxicants:
    Air releases of recognized reproductive toxicants:

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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 BEAUFORT County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:LEAD COMPOUNDS
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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 7,919
    Suspected Carcinogens 7,011
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 14,139 83,360
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 94
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 27,492
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 7,011
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 8,910
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 21,059
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 29,106 280
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 5,562
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 29,106 280
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 94
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 9,038 280
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 23,450 280
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 23,450 280

    *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 16,531 31,010 0 0 47,541 2,373,096 NA
    1989 26,800 12,416 680 0 39,896 682,427 NA
    1990 31,496 4,785 1,200 0 37,481 558,125 NA
    1991 14,164 23,713 0 0 37,877 276,323 6,022,416
    1992 37,962 3,214 0 0 41,176 373,030 3,982,504
    1993 37,947 3,102 0 0 41,049 626,403 13,328,887
    1994 39,130 842 0 0 39,972 579,449 13,203,303
    1995 79,308 585 0 0 79,893 725,412 1,151,286
    1996 66,130 4,935 0 0 71,065 727,838 1,184,508
    1997 59,297 0 0 0 59,297 1,577,443 1,107,335
    1998 58,652 2,000 0 0 60,652 455,644 742,973
    1999 35,209 1,100 0 0 36,309 769,430 902,823
    2000 36,054 1,700 0 0 37,754 713,912 964,441
    2001 40,015 1,100 67,315 0 108,430 709,236 948,166
    2002 29,106 83,640 72,490 0 185,236 655,720 1,058,956
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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