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Environmental Release Report: AUGUSTA County, VA
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in AUGUSTA 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):
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    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 AUGUSTA 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:TRICHLOROETHYLENE
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:COPPER
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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 156,776 10
    Suspected Carcinogens 7 256
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 189,243 72
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 4 2
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 186,885 70
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 158,118 10
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 156,783 264
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 189,248 326
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 193,463 322
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 854
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 166,110 17
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 4 2
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 191,105 320
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 195,314 328
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 164,359 266

    *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 1,050,241 3 1,000 0 1,051,244 141,782 NA
    1989 1,452,684 1,900 1,755 0 1,456,339 120,944 NA
    1990 1,418,287 1,077 10 0 1,419,374 129,010 NA
    1991 1,417,288 580 5,600 0 1,423,468 296,857 26,462,461
    1992 1,139,907 554 0 0 1,140,461 301,130 4,391,594
    1993 933,942 562 0 0 934,504 800,077 43,771,999
    1994 1,202,783 622 505 0 1,203,910 860,707 43,957,688
    1995 1,219,961 55,678 505 0 1,276,144 1,174,308 44,295,884
    1996 1,063,732 133,782 750 0 1,198,264 724,136 57,092,496
    1997 709,923 36 380 0 710,339 1,169,053 55,714,211
    1998 252,893 11 192 0 253,096 703,235 16,717,704
    1999 139,842 257 256 0 140,355 1,023,162 15,823,860
    2000 106,237 277 49 0 106,563 786,325 3,782,092
    2001 71,088 58 0 0 71,146 645,868 4,028,383
    2002 195,328 328 0 0 195,656 907,915 4,036,929
    "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 .821 0 0 0 .821 0 .82
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