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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:1,1-DICHLORO-1-FLUOROETHANE
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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:TETRACHLOROETHYLENE
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:COPPER 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 4,906 1
    Suspected Carcinogens 10,677 1
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 176,017 151,528
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 49,931 10
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 64,080 13
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 3,686 2
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 74,248 21
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 133,582 115
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 145,750 256
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 197,402 259
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants .100 .310
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 134,523 253
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 164,731 356
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 142,836 256

    *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 1,834,674 275,750 0 0 2,110,424 1,802,723 NA
    1989 2,023,857 2,503 2,500 0 2,028,860 456,593 NA
    1990 1,831,846 3,513 250 0 1,835,609 500,252 NA
    1991 1,759,422 11,612 68,050 0 1,839,084 8,117,609 12,307,627
    1992 1,555,712 1,061 61,250 0 1,618,023 7,424,094 10,458,551
    1993 1,414,962 94 370 0 1,415,426 8,120,334 12,904,642
    1994 1,087,022 2,451 20,402 0 1,109,875 10,614,520 15,389,578
    1995 1,113,800 269 13,000 0 1,127,069 11,361,783 16,056,963
    1996 910,562 512 9,030 0 920,104 8,500,840 12,091,880
    1997 455,942 123,478 1,100 0 580,520 13,687,046 10,793,405
    1998 379,679 144,302 5,147,619 0 5,671,600 36,767,695 49,721,077
    1999 394,224 144,449 5,394,911 0 5,933,584 16,056,909 27,722,549
    2000 456,386 125,031 22,200 0 603,617 18,281,714 29,521,522
    2001 279,569 97,374 296 0 377,239 23,119,030 32,732,188
    2002 227,341 151,863 14,066 0 393,270 22,875,324 29,308,554
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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