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Environmental Release Report: LANCASTER County, SC
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in LANCASTER 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 LANCASTER 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 LANCASTER 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:LEAD COMPOUNDS
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:LEAD COMPOUNDS
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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 24,653 4
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 99,964 4
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 14,545 4
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 318,956
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 301 0
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 41,279 151
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 23,684 4
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 118,657 4
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 64,383
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 379,817 254
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 648 4
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 365,908 250
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 368,937 397
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 115,422 0

    *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 694,528 0 194 0 694,722 239,327 NA
    1989 767,903 250 253 0 768,406 181,421 NA
    1990 651,339 34 242 0 651,615 287,528 NA
    1991 260,878 5 140 0 261,023 406,414 979,624
    1992 150,698 5 5 0 150,708 740,910 1,706,880
    1993 158,485 5 2,390 0 160,880 722,322 1,702,735
    1994 121,801 5 5 0 121,811 662,431 1,430,880
    1995 417,741 40 0 0 417,781 616,083 1,224,549
    1996 362,622 254 250 0 363,126 999,847 2,204,746
    1997 2,887,988 250 250 0 2,888,488 1,925,747 4,877,899
    1998 418,778 755 25 0 419,558 1,730,579 3,810,061
    1999 331,766 755 20 0 332,541 2,304,939 3,273,551
    2000 376,393 742 20 0 377,155 1,744,990 4,566,101
    2001 427,560 635 21 0 428,216 1,203,233 2,160,827
    2002 381,006 401 20 0 381,427 793,658 1,796,474
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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