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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:FREON 113
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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:ARSENIC (ORGANIC OR INORGANIC COMPOUNDS)
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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 167,659 324
    Suspected Carcinogens 50,005 1,763
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 1,200,427 311,302
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 112,136 6,436
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 754,826 956
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 81,657 46
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 4,182,481 38,621
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 348,527 28,541
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 5,523,623 20,411
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 5,107,320 430
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 1,846,660 27,545
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 6,592 48
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 1,370,957 7,992
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 6,456,935 62,594
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 6,038,786 30,437

    *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 3,487,921 162,169 0 0 3,650,090 5,090,292 NA
    1989 2,668,105 199,954 0 0 2,868,059 3,745,736 NA
    1990 3,248,046 157,034 5 0 3,405,085 1,971,057 NA
    1991 3,817,194 140,309 3,800 0 3,961,303 1,677,335 205,809,231
    1992 2,509,115 110,491 0 0 2,619,606 1,469,606 240,854,465
    1993 2,186,037 67,405 0 0 2,253,442 1,352,541 243,539,848
    1994 1,887,536 18,434 0 0 1,905,970 379,884 283,947,897
    1995 1,772,810 44,969 7,544 0 1,825,323 766,624 255,141,051
    1996 1,781,387 211,520 61 0 1,992,968 749,839 256,945,264
    1997 1,938,092 199,179 119 0 2,137,390 1,200,348 227,457,165
    1998 5,873,994 221,079 912,192 0 7,007,265 558,390 42,657,988
    1999 5,729,893 212,057 822,000 0 6,763,950 620,977 11,817,513
    2000 6,110,394 656,663 1,321,003 0 8,088,060 473,711 12,912,208
    2001 6,326,873 579,849 1,376,116 0 8,282,838 621,826 11,330,120
    2002 6,497,017 364,870 1,355,047 0 8,216,934 698,251 12,078,311
    "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 5.24 0 0 0 5.24 47.38 52.62
    2001 4.90 0 0 0 4.90 41.94 46.84
    2002 .9549 0 0 0 .9549 0 7.44
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