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Environmental Release Report: ALBEMARLE County, VA
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in ALBEMARLE 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 ALBEMARLE 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:LEAD
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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 450
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 32,542
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 50
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 32,512
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 29,916
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 2,346
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 30,666
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 1,190
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 30,816
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 50
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 3,016
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 32,952
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 2,826

    *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 609,661 10 0 0 609,671 219,543 NA
    1989 589,277 436 4 0 589,717 26,810 NA
    1990 532,134 216 0 0 532,350 28,618 NA
    1991 406,037 321 0 0 406,358 249,665 793,174
    1992 236,446 616 0 0 237,062 106,928 431,527
    1993 152,409 308 0 0 152,717 94,675 312,959
    1994 220,045 0 0 0 220,045 112,095 345,685
    1995 228,112 0 0 0 228,112 103,040 330,631
    1996 219,619 0 0 0 219,619 71,286 293,982
    1997 166,398 0 0 0 166,398 103,731 218,709
    1998 66,460 0 0 0 66,460 9,515 75,865
    1999 59,496 0 0 0 59,496 2,076 62,312
    2000 27,412 0 0 0 27,412 1,962 56,094
    2001 25,746 0 0 0 25,746 8,992 73,060
    2002 32,962 0 0 0 32,962 8,995 87,918
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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