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Environmental Release Report: RICHLAND County, SC
 
 
  • Map Locating Toxic Chemical Releases
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in RICHLAND 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 RICHLAND 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 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 181,265 2,356
    Suspected Carcinogens 30,605 116
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 2,641,956 404,908
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 2,225,390 36
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 1,334,801 1,604
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 36,184 3
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 5,650,296 10,503
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 3,288,513 3,894
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 6,904,664 14,082
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 3,703,267
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 3,852,172 88,975
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 9,219 33
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 2,851,251 88,251
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 7,341,172 98,096
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 7,342,483 16,596

    *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 6,712,009 38,336 100,773 0 6,851,118 887,400 NA
    1989 8,137,370 38,711 36,833 0 8,212,914 701,434 NA
    1990 6,740,642 74,829 37,365 0 6,852,836 318,075 NA
    1991 3,360,377 13,420 20,922 0 3,394,719 557,431 52,970,601
    1992 5,212,610 13,535 20,239 0 5,246,384 530,978 41,983,053
    1993 5,950,862 13,840 24,446 0 5,989,148 663,613 40,073,156
    1994 4,942,085 17,230 23,420 0 4,982,735 571,290 47,658,470
    1995 5,260,579 86,650 19,228 0 5,366,457 588,502 45,354,568
    1996 5,733,573 115,865 90,773 0 5,940,211 576,219 36,129,735
    1997 4,793,540 185,850 472,150 0 5,451,540 1,062,697 36,929,975
    1998 8,592,807 408,620 986,211 0 9,987,638 506,184 37,756,382
    1999 8,682,861 569,266 603,171 0 9,855,298 700,502 37,166,012
    2000 7,690,361 408,309 416,258 0 8,514,928 815,308 37,281,980
    2001 7,327,083 481,106 640,711 0 8,448,901 10,043,580 43,516,424
    2002 7,351,807 505,696 653,968 0 8,511,470 4,461,153 37,769,086
    "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 1.57 .1584 .0989 0 1.83 0 1.83
    2001 2.06 .1572 .1027 0 2.32 0 2.32
    2002 2.05 .1566 .0919 0 2.30 0 2.30
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