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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:CHLORODIFLUOROMETHANE
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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:MERCURY 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 660,223 36,583
    Suspected Carcinogens 808 16
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 670,733 213,647
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 58,708 206
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 447,574 64,140
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 510,683 281
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 324,628 43,860
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 943,664 63,690
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 1,501,723 126,934
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 108,324
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 1,501,529 136,110
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 67 3
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 1,135,425 127,750
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 1,613,515 135,730
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 976,095 70,037

    *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 1,468,967 23,932 480,446 0 1,973,345 64,001 NA
    1989 1,819,157 48,601 490,337 0 2,358,095 198,397 NA
    1990 1,142,189 59,050 487,610 0 1,688,849 318,527 NA
    1991 1,183,662 151,005 551,310 0 1,885,977 4,985,437 161,173,935
    1992 1,124,622 94,931 241,297 0 1,460,850 5,771,720 70,462,311
    1993 1,195,196 68,311 273,005 0 1,536,512 6,075,693 45,753,066
    1994 1,666,370 110,645 441,695 0 2,218,710 3,283,968 30,393,332
    1995 1,179,362 100,217 493,470 0 1,773,049 2,236,673 26,225,552
    1996 1,303,062 223,650 322,279 0 1,848,991 2,955,909 44,293,845
    1997 1,112,277 293,591 570,856 0 1,976,724 18,346,908 103,559,486
    1998 1,672,445 231,828 883,891 0 2,788,164 5,452,009 87,585,357
    1999 1,488,011 97,602 680,334 0 2,265,947 1,663,195 88,722,878
    2000 1,115,207 93,196 907,056 0 2,115,459 2,085,360 77,395,604
    2001 1,585,949 143,549 747,276 0 2,476,774 7,558,784 62,350,773
    2002 1,622,074 284,311 890,863 0 2,797,248 4,197,830 38,846,983
    "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 75.20 0 0 0 75.20 0 75.20
    2001 71.63 0 0 0 71.63 0 71.63
    2002 22.62 0 0 0 22.62 0 22.62
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