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Environmental Release Report: FAIRFAX County, VA
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in FAIRFAX 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):
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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 FAIRFAX 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:COPPER
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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 1,366 2
    Suspected Carcinogens 22,101 7
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 5,914 210
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 3,655 5
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 5,546 8
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 1,366 2
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 5,206 9
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 26,784 17
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 27,856 17
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 31,457 23
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 1,072 .410
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 8,129 13
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 31,462 23
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 27,601 17

    *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 0 0 0 0 0 1,737 NA
    1989 10,793 0 0 0 10,793 5,029 NA
    1990 10,400 0 0 0 10,400 1,420 NA
    1991 8,500 0 0 0 8,500 2,400 15,000
    1995 48,275 0 0 0 48,275 16,800 68,645
    1996 1,255 0 0 0 1,255 9,140 11,800
    1997 1,255 0 0 0 1,255 27,300 16,900
    1998 46,405 91 0 0 46,496 40,587 83,138
    1999 47,883 20 0 0 47,903 6,790 52,016
    2000 25,150 435 0 0 25,585 17,302 41,499
    2001 31,671 430 0 0 32,101 19,651 76,614
    2002 31,462 220 0 0 31,681 126,358 158,270
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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