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Environmental Release Report: CHEROKEE County, SC
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in CHEROKEE 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 SOUTH CAROLINA or facilities in CHEROKEE 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 CHEROKEE 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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    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 943
    Suspected Carcinogens 21,881
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 92,416 137
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 1,534 137
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 103,593
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 21,881
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 29,940 137
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 42,647 137
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 107,691 137
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 62,480
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 196,195 6,038
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 423
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 95,077 137
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 107,796 137
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 107,764 137

    *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 263,459 82,493 0 0 345,952 1,104,500 NA
    1989 440,877 2,591 0 0 443,468 1,420,520 NA
    1990 549,131 12,097 750 0 561,978 72,321 NA
    1991 371,713 11,143 1,500 0 384,356 230,123 675,859
    1992 248,841 21,472 235,016 0 505,329 439,319 4,936,534
    1993 192,681 19,773 0 0 212,454 174,254 5,779,558
    1994 173,548 23,547 10,250 0 207,345 947,644 1,936,536
    1995 131,313 11,939 750 0 144,002 5,511,878 6,002,767
    1996 204,894 9,416 0 0 214,310 5,520,743 6,114,981
    1997 136,861 9,121 0 0 145,982 46,588,767 9,150,001
    1998 150,131 6,740 0 0 156,871 7,090,070 7,462,695
    1999 167,004 7,538 0 0 174,542 513,623 1,490,045
    2000 171,605 11,088 0 0 182,693 607,103 1,584,475
    2001 159,125 9,731 0 0 168,856 486,889 1,355,850
    2002 196,203 6,038 0 0 202,241 452,977 1,339,129
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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