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Environmental Release Report: YORK County, SC
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in YORK 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:
    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 YORK 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:CHLOROFORM
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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 255,940 13,986
    Suspected Carcinogens 7,291 22
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 789,566 53,729
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 60,943 240
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 1,590,815 10,354
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 178,812 367
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 906,861 22,540
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 1,573,058 23,280
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 2,233,518 52,816
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 555,112
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 1,926,702 131,838
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 2,338 230
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 1,003,076 110,825
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 2,489,683 140,526
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 2,240,626 66,936

    *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 6,906,084 162,557 17,147 0 7,085,788 521,950 NA
    1989 6,373,767 103,012 5,710 0 6,482,489 543,460 NA
    1990 6,542,379 59,967 1,905 0 6,604,251 864,852 NA
    1991 6,916,585 113,644 2,326 0 7,032,555 2,909,835 41,379,573
    1992 6,283,762 209,525 1,108,750 0 7,602,037 1,000,299 43,133,294
    1993 6,049,767 212,146 63,965 0 6,325,878 947,080 29,926,178
    1994 2,961,976 35,509 86,280 0 3,083,765 892,995 29,233,675
    1995 2,639,674 98,578 87,115 0 2,825,367 659,774 36,159,164
    1996 2,687,428 322,337 170,522 0 3,180,287 396,990 35,040,536
    1997 2,825,120 278,000 287,593 0 3,390,713 4,989,945 34,362,748
    1998 2,646,802 328,020 285,883 0 3,260,705 3,062,742 32,603,652
    1999 2,954,350 241,939 203,447 0 3,399,736 1,405,785 22,429,082
    2000 3,082,741 204,235 262,060 0 3,549,036 2,057,628 22,870,079
    2001 3,028,513 200,092 275,047 0 3,503,652 2,058,296 21,002,951
    2002 2,497,602 189,752 445,729 0 3,133,084 1,411,673 23,613,441
    "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 1.91 .0866 .9295 0 2.92 1.96 4.89
    2001 1.83 3.81 13.82 0 19.47 1.87 21.34
    2002 1.85 3.66 13.83 0 19.33 .835 20.17
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