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Environmental Release Report: LEXINGTON County, SC
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in LEXINGTON 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):
    Air releases of recognized carcinogens:
    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 LEXINGTON County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:METHYL BROMIDE
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to ozone depletion
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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 148,767 531
    Suspected Carcinogens 5,871 301
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 652,448 111,433
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 66,328 30,028
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 1,047,527 23,125
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 14,705 30,000
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 1,421,564 1,426
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 980,973 53,945
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 1,940,459 56,296
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 1,161,126
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 1,139,268 56,510
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 20,308 30,026
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 655,733 25,977
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 2,243,060 57,632
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 2,109,778 27,611

    *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 513,364 46,742 423,780 0 983,886 1,804,002 NA
    1989 302,679 41,518 1,961,937 0 2,306,134 1,817,913 NA
    1990 257,508 24,246 24,398 0 306,152 1,382,677 NA
    1991 260,348 18,235 39,546 0 318,129 4,086,457 10,819,634
    1992 366,763 1,030 39,227 0 407,020 4,251,527 16,088,382
    1993 289,098 665 52,460 0 342,223 4,689,950 7,970,692
    1994 145,962 1,998 0 0 147,960 6,432,626 8,174,664
    1995 233,600 93,385 0 0 326,985 4,300,143 7,987,101
    1996 154,038 94,003 0 0 248,041 2,600,032 4,532,336
    1997 220,886 118,137 25,529 0 364,552 9,720,943 7,043,742
    1998 1,522,731 535,855 116,178 0 2,174,764 1,393,690 7,785,220
    1999 2,529,331 442,755 103,303 0 3,075,389 3,973,619 15,781,851
    2000 2,604,050 514,170 89,045 0 3,207,264 2,420,578 17,814,383
    2001 2,588,479 158,840 92,513 0 2,839,832 3,630,203 17,406,118
    2002 2,251,531 116,732 55,357 0 2,423,620 4,014,988 15,645,735
    "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 .1293 0 0 0 .1293 0 .1293
    2001 .9507 0 0 0 .9507 0 .9507
    2002 .5212 0 0 0 .5212 0 .5212
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