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Environmental Release Report: BERKELEY County, SC
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in BERKELEY 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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    *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 BERKELEY County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:METHYL BROMIDE
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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:ARSENIC (ORGANIC OR INORGANIC COMPOUNDS)
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:MERCURY 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 133,773 8,049
    Suspected Carcinogens 26,753 12,583
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 936,670 362,617
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 105,213 1,417
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 992,534 19,842
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 48,491 512
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 4,592,308 19,079
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 600,035 37,754
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 5,623,217 52,260
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 5,685,737 250
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 2,300,910 91,998
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 28,688 669
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 863,291 67,533
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 6,535,261 104,166
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 7,270,210 52,574

    *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 3,790,365 213,290 252,750 0 4,256,405 2,636,375 NA
    1989 3,927,290 122,550 73,024 0 4,122,864 1,915,468 NA
    1990 3,079,933 167,701 81,084 0 3,328,718 692,989 NA
    1991 3,298,496 175,540 3,995 0 3,478,031 1,449,983 17,521,795
    1992 3,635,785 192,990 3,660 0 3,832,435 1,390,310 35,147,505
    1993 3,291,391 144,683 37,334 0 3,473,408 4,825,480 54,607,400
    1994 3,293,736 177,780 21,587 0 3,493,103 5,170,471 82,834,659
    1995 3,301,951 197,162 0 0 3,499,113 1,844,564 54,841,178
    1996 3,294,328 222,750 573 0 3,517,651 3,058,990 46,757,676
    1997 2,631,521 65,692 130,548 0 2,827,761 448,867,518 275,424,086
    1998 5,008,367 83,331 855,626 0 5,947,324 6,218,049 94,092,094
    1999 6,022,054 437,193 911,947 0 7,371,194 9,959,235 77,539,962
    2000 5,756,876 242,830 1,259,861 0 7,259,567 11,224,500 86,905,962
    2001 7,263,545 428,078 810,563 0 8,502,185 17,731,673 104,643,796
    2002 7,560,526 446,993 1,146,182 0 9,153,701 18,371,751 109,480,260
    "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 1.48 0 .01142 0 1.49 0 1.49
    2001 2.34 0 .07216 0 2.42 0 2.42
    2002 3.01 0 0 0 3.01 0 3.00
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