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Environmental Release Report: UNION County, SC
 
 
  • Map Locating Toxic Chemical Releases
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in UNION County*
    Cleanest/Best Counties in US Percentile Dirtiest/Worst Counties in US
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    Total environmental releases:
    Cancer risk score (air and water releases):
    Noncancer risk score (air and water releases):
    Air releases of recognized carcinogens:

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    Rank counties in SOUTH CAROLINA or facilities in UNION 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 UNION County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:CHROMIUM
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to cancer risk
    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:COPPER
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to noncancer risk


    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
    Suspected Carcinogens 5
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 7 2
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 2,275 2
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 9
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 2,280 2
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 2,292 4
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 2,288 2
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 28 4
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 2,296 4
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 2,277

    *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 260,390 1 0 0 260,391 14,000 NA
    1989 604,092 751 0 0 604,843 29,003 NA
    1990 290,968 0 755 0 291,723 27,377 NA
    1991 183,050 0 750 0 183,800 310,080 525,670
    1992 211,051 0 1,000 0 212,051 290,740 524,915
    1993 218,666 0 0 0 218,666 194,600 340,363
    1994 148,621 257 0 0 148,878 126,623 304,746
    1995 132,275 12 0 0 132,287 195,535 391,261
    1996 51,618 11 0 0 51,629 201,687 258,426
    1997 18,458 15 0 0 18,473 634,343 344,399
    1998 23,905 255 0 0 24,160 162,340 198,816
    1999 24,228 10 0 0 24,238 130,493 167,605
    2000 60,422 10 0 0 60,432 124,606 197,670
    2001 34,383 10 0 0 34,393 93,233 137,988
    2002 2,296 4 0 0 2,300 94,990 108,142
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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