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Environmental Release Report: CARTER County, TN
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in CARTER 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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    Rank counties in TENNESSEE or facilities in CARTER 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 CARTER County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:CHROMIUM
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:LEAD
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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 3
    Suspected Carcinogens 1
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 50,505
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 3
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 50,502
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 3
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 4
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 50,506
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 50,547
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 50,546
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 3
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 50,544
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 51,572
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 1,029

    *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 4,622,300 138,000 336,250 0 5,096,550 117,148 NA
    1989 5,486,293 109,750 328,850 0 5,924,893 292 NA
    1990 4,654,590 130,855 283,750 0 5,069,195 341,532 NA
    1991 3,155,188 137,601 111,501 0 3,404,290 109,492 11,297,543
    1992 3,752,800 131,010 105 0 3,883,915 242,414 12,079,320
    1993 3,652,310 120,150 535 0 3,772,995 353,150 11,500,824
    1994 3,066,810 130,350 21 0 3,197,181 394,282 9,783,642
    1995 2,821,545 139,700 1,075 0 2,962,320 324,549 9,936,850
    1996 2,267,625 79,500 322,335 0 2,669,460 56,602 2,672,469
    1997 1,174,420 8,750 77,250 0 1,260,420 112,850 1,306,319
    1998 35 0 143 0 178 50,598 52,086
    1999 1,055 0 15 0 1,070 105,449 141,732
    2000 28,250 0 0 0 28,250 78,380 141,287
    2001 40,273 0 0 0 40,273 35,429 122,847
    2002 51,572 0 4,932 0 56,504 73,046 159,259
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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