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Environmental Release Report: CHARLESTON County, SC
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in CHARLESTON 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):
    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 CHARLESTON 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:METHYL IODIDE
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:COPPER
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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 250,981 3,051
    Suspected Carcinogens 93,755 23
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 386,939 78,298
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 4,522 161
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 2,207,606 14,079
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 108,319
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 444,894 5,005
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 2,183,815 15,503
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 2,406,608 18,713
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 146,393
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 2,537,550 38,982
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 4,322 160
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 593,725 24,763
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 2,709,141 41,015
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 2,637,976 35,600

    *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 7,576,304 38,450 1,000 0 7,615,754 2,326,399 NA
    1989 7,922,965 35,825 11,125 0 7,969,915 2,411,379 NA
    1990 7,924,019 42,320 5 0 7,966,344 2,809,133 NA
    1991 7,374,013 37,059 3,800 0 7,414,872 3,590,450 33,840,466
    1992 6,677,573 25,058 5,005 0 6,707,636 2,287,484 31,988,337
    1993 6,404,009 20,211 6,850 0 6,431,070 2,151,738 30,444,794
    1994 4,729,492 52,058 750 0 4,782,300 3,265,434 29,735,507
    1995 4,373,669 31,046 13,193 0 4,417,908 3,573,393 19,320,525
    1996 4,016,017 22,372 12,226 0 4,050,615 3,462,887 20,166,596
    1997 3,397,344 55,514 16,366 0 3,469,224 5,342,544 18,634,526
    1998 3,128,223 53,790 1,496 0 3,183,509 3,088,280 17,858,195
    1999 3,366,137 63,825 2 0 3,429,964 7,284,398 24,546,561
    2000 3,285,334 73,080 57,205 0 3,415,619 2,990,087 42,608,572
    2001 2,710,847 121,126 5 0 2,831,978 2,916,034 25,094,292
    2002 2,709,637 135,230 0 0 2,844,867 3,172,775 24,794,079
    "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 1.07 0 0 0 1.07 .2953 1.36
    2001 .6793 0 0 0 .6793 1.78 2.51
    2002 .7819 0 0 0 .7819 0 1.92
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