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Environmental Release Report: FAIRFIELD County, SC
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in FAIRFIELD 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 FAIRFIELD 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 FAIRFIELD 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:COPPER
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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 7,324
    Suspected Carcinogens 2
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 78,689 5
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 20,148 5
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 71,261
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 6,903
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 47,455 5
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 91,411 5
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 95,182 5
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 96,643 5
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants .600
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 79,513 5
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 96,713 5
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 95,144 5

    *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 433,190 0 0 0 433,190 41,635 NA
    1989 239,408 0 0 0 239,408 232,622 NA
    1990 348,411 0 0 0 348,411 211,803 NA
    1991 189,658 0 0 0 189,658 216,992 406,957
    1992 213,506 0 0 0 213,506 211,304 425,469
    1993 395,713 0 0 0 395,713 279,790 675,114
    1994 192,271 0 0 0 192,271 277,320 479,971
    1995 309,347 0 0 0 309,347 298,363 668,955
    1996 84,846 0 1 0 84,847 266,867 535,337
    1997 95,532 0 0 0 95,532 263,390 753,117
    1998 113,528 0 22,993,000 0 23,106,528 97,188 24,106,453
    1999 142,841 0 1,158,825 0 1,301,666 1,121,335 2,917,747
    2000 93,501 0 0 0 93,501 561,578 1,386,059
    2001 96,504 0 0 0 96,504 318,133 1,297,447
    2002 96,719 5 0 0 96,724 900,945 1,827,679
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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