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Environmental Release Report: FLORENCE County, SC
 
 
  • Map Locating Toxic Chemical Releases
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in FLORENCE 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):
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    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 FLORENCE County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:LEAD
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to cancer risk
    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:MERCURY
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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 152,466 13,837
    Suspected Carcinogens 4,339 8
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 146,725 12,562
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 1,233 409
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 3,712,556 6,224
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 10,388 414
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 442,072 15,361
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 3,730,174 15,233
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 4,063,972 17,371
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 388,903
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 3,884,665 41,742
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 188 399
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 282,369 29,989
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 4,266,548 43,221
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 4,248,630 19,795

    *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 3,115,022 98,095 2,986 0 3,216,103 710,198 NA
    1989 3,667,803 80,600 1,485 0 3,749,888 858,712 NA
    1990 3,303,478 89,619 1,281 0 3,394,378 700,959 NA
    1991 3,063,715 43,863 85 0 3,107,663 994,272 11,965,143
    1992 3,403,096 43,068 253 0 3,446,417 943,809 13,653,047
    1993 3,333,188 44,629 297 0 3,378,114 400,650 13,117,636
    1994 2,661,708 37,149 303 0 2,699,160 460,518 33,628,687
    1995 2,420,946 32,052 18 0 2,453,016 371,624 34,528,225
    1996 2,535,901 29,861 266 0 2,566,028 624,952 40,487,715
    1997 2,483,279 65,536 321,489 0 2,870,304 2,361,815 46,686,621
    1998 2,480,126 32,414 317,468 0 2,830,008 2,517,105 62,218,874
    1999 2,733,540 86,443 317,462 0 3,137,445 8,331,377 78,823,174
    2000 2,594,729 59,806 235,248 0 2,889,783 4,338,122 82,855,229
    2001 2,650,795 53,843 253,333 0 2,957,970 3,676,320 82,312,767
    2002 4,276,920 43,265 254,605 0 4,574,790 5,329,382 96,420,362
    "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 1.36 .047 .086 0 1.50 1,025 1,028
    2001 1.37 0 .198 0 1.57 5,620 5,632
    2002 1.34 2.08 .199 0 3.62 3,001 2,740
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