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Environmental Release Report: KERSHAW County, SC
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in KERSHAW County*
    Cleanest/Best Counties in US Percentile Dirtiest/Worst Counties in US
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    Cancer risk score (air and water releases):
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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 KERSHAW 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: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 6,937 1,511
    Suspected Carcinogens 1,226
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 43,962 421,378
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 8,625 540
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 61,917 16,069
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 7,693 997
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 383,258 881
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 75,392 17,834
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 451,738 36,066
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 426,395 15
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 83,340 35,357
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 1,266 513
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 40,125 19,183
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 507,283 36,049
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 502,654 32,064

    *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 1,155,270 170,849 0 0 1,326,119 48,720 NA
    1989 1,326,112 159,588 0 0 1,485,700 159,025 NA
    1990 1,456,889 185,547 20 0 1,642,456 169,773 NA
    1991 1,336,545 148,888 3,751 0 1,489,184 2,018,141 12,821,926
    1992 864,775 46,504 0 0 911,279 5,047,773 16,962,593
    1993 972,908 26,955 0 0 999,863 4,352,623 15,266,967
    1994 1,149,345 45,087 0 0 1,194,432 4,022,444 24,259,566
    1995 1,010,594 389,636 0 0 1,400,230 4,042,495 18,771,378
    1996 922,557 335,851 0 0 1,258,408 4,696,454 23,092,802
    1997 511,216 487,361 0 0 998,577 10,122,698 22,147,636
    1998 520,128 378,783 0 0 898,911 5,056,355 17,127,002
    1999 520,690 505,382 62,110 0 1,088,182 2,855,716 16,680,260
    2000 419,464 380,714 0 0 800,178 4,444,984 24,379,541
    2001 511,065 454,188 750 0 966,002 3,467,947 17,865,732
    2002 509,710 439,066 750 0 949,526 3,621,966 16,696,177
    "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 .2917 0 0 0 .2917 0 .2917
    2001 .256 0 0 0 .256 0 .256
    2002 .2165 0 0 0 .2165 0 .2165
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