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Environmental Release Report: SPARTANBURG County, SC
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in SPARTANBURG 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 SPARTANBURG 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:ETHYLENE OXIDE
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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 83,973 403
    Suspected Carcinogens 451,764 341
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 1,481,732 450
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 608,569 7
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 946,670 732
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 513,135 23
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 1,141,139 440
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 1,559,594 892
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 1,573,537 981
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 255
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 1,732,894 2,985
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 8,500 7
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 1,412,696 641
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 1,693,707 1,554
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 1,477,057 1,561

    *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 5,009,721 654,661 31,994 0 5,696,376 4,918,849 NA
    1989 6,063,315 75,252 66,769 0 6,205,336 1,520,662 NA
    1990 5,261,839 66,526 6,228 0 5,334,593 492,268 NA
    1991 5,286,341 55,974 39,418 0 5,381,733 1,340,385 196,940,694
    1992 4,639,151 33,634 16,658 0 4,689,443 2,860,374 197,484,411
    1993 3,842,564 12,142 49,592 0 3,904,298 4,311,186 61,837,192
    1994 3,330,859 6,723 24,953 0 3,362,535 2,824,414 61,587,684
    1995 3,689,098 3,446 24,920 0 3,717,464 2,718,751 54,096,343
    1996 2,573,606 5,847 46,458 0 2,625,911 1,796,457 46,892,927
    1997 2,573,039 2,953 25,005 0 2,600,997 9,037,200 41,275,247
    1998 2,856,730 4,308 62,255 0 2,923,293 8,003,968 50,471,451
    1999 2,000,778 129,885 72,000 0 2,202,663 10,113,040 27,584,934
    2000 1,809,978 4,341 66,250 0 1,880,569 9,390,492 23,866,727
    2001 1,824,670 3,827 99,766 0 1,928,263 4,939,755 16,774,126
    2002 1,742,778 3,336 62,595 0 1,808,709 6,831,630 29,401,631
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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