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Environmental Release Report: GREENVILLE County, SC
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in GREENVILLE 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 GREENVILLE 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:CHROMIUM COMPOUNDS
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:LEAD COMPOUNDS
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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 108,423 51
    Suspected Carcinogens 22,349 5
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 313,228 2,019
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 103,250 8
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 400,460 2,016
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 31,156 .600
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 316,965 108
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 496,572 2,029
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 477,570 2,060
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 220
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 580,732 1,979
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 912 8
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 250,210 2,074
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 580,347 2,137
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 569,754 1,919

    *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 4,776,403 88,234 2,155 0 4,866,792 2,716,374 NA
    1989 4,662,488 37,484 3,469 0 4,703,441 1,636,727 NA
    1990 3,524,949 32,410 2,069 0 3,559,428 1,109,922 NA
    1991 2,979,441 20,774 10,697 0 3,010,912 41,089,745 49,452,616
    1992 2,915,455 20,275 52,325 0 2,988,055 41,637,339 52,578,546
    1993 2,245,820 16,985 2,341 0 2,265,146 38,710,146 45,568,677
    1994 2,074,314 10,671 185 0 2,085,170 39,023,997 51,676,785
    1995 2,225,508 7,932 78 0 2,233,518 38,842,285 46,833,927
    1996 1,690,613 19,785 532 0 1,710,930 39,190,026 50,674,207
    1997 1,351,138 4,542 283 0 1,355,963 60,044,824 35,933,223
    1998 1,103,635 3,415 20 0 1,107,070 14,972,038 20,647,510
    1999 1,079,332 4,683 1,423,632 0 2,507,647 9,364,065 29,760,522
    2000 1,094,380 3,116 30 0 1,097,526 39,168,345 46,720,068
    2001 869,332 2,714 45 0 872,091 20,263,724 27,627,673
    2002 595,109 2,144 1,789 0 599,041 16,624,923 22,451,237
    "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 10.50 0 0 0 10.50 25.30 35.80
    2001 6.30 0 0 0 6.30 21.50 27.80
    2002 .25 0 0 0 .25 4.02 4.67
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