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Environmental Release Report: DARLINGTON County, SC
 
 
  • Map Locating Toxic Chemical Releases
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in DARLINGTON County*
    Cleanest/Best Counties in US Percentile Dirtiest/Worst Counties in US
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    Cancer risk score (air and water releases):
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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 DARLINGTON County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:CADMIUM 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 220,845 25,748
    Suspected Carcinogens 93,957 287
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 335,987 32,907
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 1,095 44
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 719,905 23,153
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 92,519
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 1,351,718 7,610
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 509,167 3,904
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 1,471,867 34,511
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 1,152,041
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 758,993 37,948
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 921 44
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 401,516 11,910
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 1,888,192 42,776
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 1,688,847 36,956

    *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 1,709,024 45,016 78,706 0 1,832,746 230,847 NA
    1989 1,844,717 186,406 339,600 0 2,370,723 298,597 NA
    1990 1,837,739 42,786 375,668 0 2,256,193 94,119 NA
    1991 1,684,388 40,184 62,348 0 1,786,920 2,393,542 68,483,251
    1992 1,874,606 57,458 3,085 0 1,935,149 3,509,064 60,980,196
    1993 1,724,910 89,226 15,773 0 1,829,909 4,647,117 81,116,276
    1994 1,483,973 72,956 55,967 0 1,612,896 4,843,231 45,592,054
    1995 1,939,253 103,772 5,209 0 2,048,234 6,556,462 106,972,866
    1996 1,343,553 90,685 6,455 0 1,440,693 8,397,097 117,128,781
    1997 832,646 94,839 122,753 0 1,050,238 14,609,560 210,632,800
    1998 1,910,127 261,044 167,259 0 2,338,430 1,553,260 192,337,256
    1999 2,324,595 117,473 209,408 0 2,651,476 8,616,389 203,417,366
    2000 2,297,388 85,429 163,253 0 2,546,070 8,151,710 141,670,303
    2001 2,084,341 54,773 180,939 0 2,320,053 8,479,056 162,923,059
    2002 1,904,445 48,227 920,753 0 2,873,424 7,340,671 146,507,888
    "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 .12 0 0 0 .12 0 .12
    2001 .29 0 0 0 .29 0 .29
    2002 .7 0 0 0 .7 0 .7
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