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Environmental Release Report: BEDFORD County, VA
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in BEDFORD 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 BEDFORD County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:BENZENE
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:LEAD COMPOUNDS
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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 324,400 800
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 170,160 250
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 152,200 100
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 540,560 1,650
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 151,000
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 399,260 1,900
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 538,900 1,750
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 567,560 1,050
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 76,000
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 694,060 15,750
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 152,200 100
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 19,260 14,150
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 793,860 16,750
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 767,560 1,650

    *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
    1994 0 0 0 0 0 400 400
    1995 706,514 15,069 256,016 0 977,599 18,105 9,343,034
    1996 690,484 13,783 280,878 0 985,145 11,305 9,399,380
    1997 1,062,837 14,431 272,965 0 1,350,233 0 2,485,457
    1998 1,100,053 17,920 233,170 0 1,351,143 81,819 2,963,993
    1999 1,108,653 36,257 226,240 0 1,371,150 10 2,921,913
    2000 1,053,820 17,830 425,383 0 1,497,033 500 2,168,935
    2001 852,660 16,500 470,630 0 1,339,790 881 1,932,081
    2002 795,060 16,850 228,939 0 1,040,849 751 1,610,671
    "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 .0028 0 .2776 0 .2804 0 .308
    2001 .2988 0 .4059 0 .7046 0 .7046
    2002 .2812 0 .3916 0 .6728 0 .6728
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