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Environmental Release Report: LAURENS County, SC
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in LAURENS 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 LAURENS 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 LAURENS County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:CHROMIUM
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to cancer risk
    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 7,687 106
    Suspected Carcinogens 412
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 10,300 185
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 2,236 30
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 29,034 155
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 2,205 30
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 15,840 180
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 29,465 116
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 38,214 212
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 35,969 288
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 2,236 30
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 17,573 327
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 38,555 357
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 38,389 185

    *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 191,960 515 20 5 192,500 805,035 NA
    1989 194,147 0 0 0 194,147 581,200 NA
    1990 204,412 5 20 5 204,442 145,829 NA
    1991 116,765 0 0 0 116,765 600,267 799,224
    1992 64,669 0 0 0 64,669 2,503,699 2,796,207
    1993 32,236 0 0 0 32,236 2,324,615 2,599,090
    1994 12,483 0 0 0 12,483 2,385,285 2,640,681
    1995 11,275 0 0 0 11,275 190,435 450,386
    1996 10,023 0 0 0 10,023 229,655 828,971
    1997 37,997 0 0 0 37,997 1,439,295 2,243,631
    1998 39,031 1,250 0 0 40,281 648,039 2,486,056
    1999 46,677 0 0 0 46,677 190,763 219,984
    2000 79,735 525 51,999 0 132,259 378,219 476,828
    2001 116,736 439 58,210 0 175,385 402,708 813,626
    2002 38,586 357 58,229 0 97,172 476,444 1,094,459
    "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
    2001 .15 0 .055 0 .205 .0036 .21
    2002 .172 0 .0659 0 .2379 0 .2379
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