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Environmental Release Report: PICKENS County, SC
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in PICKENS 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 PICKENS 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:CHROMIUM
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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 138
    Suspected Carcinogens 467
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 178,904 27,824
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 10,756
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 159,620
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 124,612
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 21,522
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 169,618
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 45,625
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 179,492
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 17
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 49,174
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 174,706
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 32,268

    *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 175,533 2,248 0 0 177,781 151,096 NA
    1989 121,489 3,483 250 0 125,222 220,796 NA
    1990 179,268 1,192 250 0 180,710 179,273 NA
    1991 163,221 1,500 250 0 164,971 468,986 1,555,245
    1992 131,802 470 115 0 132,387 457,717 838,226
    1993 106,810 150 5 0 106,965 549,043 970,499
    1994 44,869 0 0 0 44,869 317,296 356,170
    1995 73,731 5 5 0 73,741 371,787 424,881
    1996 99,130 89,835 39,130 0 228,095 358,735 624,702
    1997 77,595 95,737 23,373 0 196,705 517,360 415,492
    1998 59,149 44,567 36,221 0 139,937 224,636 351,265
    1999 86,554 41,314 1,328 0 129,196 121,132 306,374
    2000 85,156 69,986 1,584 0 156,726 240,092 445,399
    2001 172,091 40,778 1,828 0 214,697 150,301 433,139
    2002 180,344 27,824 0 0 208,168 108,509 430,305
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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