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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:1,1-DICHLORO-1-FLUOROETHANE
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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:CADMIUM
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:MERCURY
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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 889
    Suspected Carcinogens 160,433
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 198,225
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 12,581
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 167,078
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 160,148
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 172,464
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 179,801
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 181,300
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 387
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 201,002
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 158
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 177,142
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 188,970
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 180,582

    *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 845,081 0 0 0 845,081 43,148 NA
    1989 739,950 0 18,700 0 758,650 34,740 NA
    1990 343,796 15 60 15 343,886 20,105 NA
    1991 71,183 0 0 0 71,183 122,742 830,565
    1992 246,292 0 12 0 246,304 313,416 860,151
    1993 295,983 0 0 0 295,983 1,083,505 66,598,182
    1994 236,704 0 0 0 236,704 457,547 40,915,686
    1995 190,061 0 0 0 190,061 380,814 23,761,131
    1996 234,344 0 0 0 234,344 462,210 33,875,392
    1997 141,190 0 0 0 141,190 1,547,573 23,694,868
    1998 160,011 0 0 0 160,011 486,566 14,505,139
    1999 252,070 0 0 0 252,070 189,809 104,860,447
    2000 187,810 0 0 0 187,810 163,030 63,189,378
    2001 95,192 12 0 0 95,204 176,331 47,591,635
    2002 203,639 0 0 0 203,639 385,851 54,666,442
    "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 1.50 0 0 0 1.50 0 1.50
    2001 1.24 0 0 0 1.24 0 1.24
    2002 1.86 0 0 0 1.86 0 1.86
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