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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:ARSENIC (ORGANIC OR INORGANIC COMPOUNDS)
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:LEAD
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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 264 1
    Suspected Carcinogens 20
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 102,030 226
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 87,992 .400
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 17,063 4
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 174
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 102,795 1
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 106,751 181
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 109,322 184
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 1,360
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 107,962 184
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 178 .400
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 101,468 5
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 110,913 186
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 117,343 182

    *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 519,519 700 11,408 0 531,627 833,237 NA
    1989 761,048 23,050 5,830 0 789,928 164,547 NA
    1990 460,821 13,613 2,042 0 476,476 111,576 NA
    1991 403,701 17,145 0 0 420,846 395,381 2,346,723
    1992 393,777 26,113 500 0 420,390 763,575 2,479,998
    1993 375,196 43,169 0 0 418,365 346,929 2,570,009
    1994 271,977 40,158 0 0 312,135 384,265 2,654,277
    1995 222,840 40,612 0 0 263,452 251,072 2,412,516
    1996 265,544 64,695 0 0 330,239 258,823 2,546,477
    1997 199,411 582 0 0 199,993 542,517 1,181,169
    1998 260,622 749 0 0 261,371 400,045 1,222,741
    1999 221,551 458 0 0 222,009 591,011 1,408,838
    2000 201,991 303 0 0 202,294 900,756 1,508,506
    2001 180,458 57 0 0 180,515 1,000,783 1,816,463
    2002 118,535 231 0 0 118,766 687,545 1,382,910
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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