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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:ARSENIC (ORGANIC OR INORGANIC COMPOUNDS)
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    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 1,358,206 5,735
    Suspected Carcinogens 81,616 1,585
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 1,507,334 139,853
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 63,151 341
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 1,999,172 19,915
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 1,194,527 229
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 1,941,898 9,316
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 3,051,093 23,405
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 4,919,371 41,336
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 2,423,348 5
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 3,351,439 80,874
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 1,107 325
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 1,628,357 65,831
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 5,645,862 84,099
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 4,421,084 41,859

    *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 292,322 750 0 0 293,072 5,922,020 NA
    1989 853,160 750 60,150 0 914,060 8,132,577 NA
    1990 395,423 750 0 0 396,173 9,982,463 NA
    1991 2,767,087 152,640 0 0 2,919,727 15,966,711 33,556,960
    1992 2,760,777 75,731 0 0 2,836,508 2,592,418 29,857,579
    1993 3,169,057 89,105 0 0 3,258,162 17,561,038 77,126,175
    1994 3,841,268 16,480 0 0 3,857,748 10,062,104 61,458,332
    1995 4,273,763 48,577 0 0 4,322,340 14,173,893 77,526,202
    1996 3,911,379 56,169 0 0 3,967,548 10,810,763 78,113,572
    1997 4,141,317 235,580 0 0 4,376,897 11,055,540 73,890,599
    1998 5,948,759 269,125 207,100 0 6,424,984 4,047,245 74,101,751
    1999 6,443,939 157,340 614,797 0 7,216,076 4,540,927 115,199,718
    2000 6,122,117 170,529 713,055 0 7,005,701 4,546,519 106,431,547
    2001 5,829,443 205,291 1,216,254 0 7,250,987 5,942,406 132,887,225
    2002 5,648,160 217,148 1,101,156 0 6,966,464 4,353,715 120,779,822
    "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 1.82 .8197 .3527 0 2.99 .7674 3.76
    2001 1.50 .8197 .1485 0 2.47 .854 3.33
    2002 2.04 .7775 .0108 0 2.83 .8372 3.66
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