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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:ETHYLENE OXIDE
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to cancer risk
    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:LEAD
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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 47,651
    Suspected Carcinogens 5,040
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 24,871
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 46
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 473,813 2,467
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 1,197
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 52,697
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 473,093 2,467
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 499,901 2,467
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 504,517 2,467
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 22,061
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 29,036
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 506,323 2,467
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 504,803 2,467

    *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 435,172 500 0 0 435,672 132,038 NA
    1989 65,246 94 0 0 65,340 41,053 NA
    1990 316,278 530 10 0 316,818 60,155 NA
    1991 449,655 609 0 0 450,264 5,480,108 5,966,802
    1992 807,403 256 0 0 807,659 5,370,313 6,208,796
    1993 554,160 250 0 0 554,410 20,207,713 5,357,369
    1994 506,285 255 5 0 506,545 813,479 1,540,804
    1995 442,430 1,713 0 0 444,143 4,229,181 4,751,854
    1996 417,538 2,077 0 0 419,615 4,195,467 4,727,115
    1997 471,199 3,097 0 0 474,296 8,505,903 4,776,018
    1998 552,677 2,774 0 0 555,451 4,153,571 4,773,596
    1999 621,683 2,941 0 0 624,624 2,482,091 3,183,673
    2000 579,172 2,593 0 0 581,765 6,086,554 6,753,856
    2001 599,657 2,667 149 0 602,472 3,454,847 4,125,700
    2002 507,287 2,467 291 0 510,045 8,168,753 215,847,300
    "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 .1223 0 0 0 .1223 0 .1223
    2001 .1302 0 0 0 .1302 0 .1302
    2002 .1218 0 .06196 0 .1837 0 .1837
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