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

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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:MERCURY 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 46,820 11
    Suspected Carcinogens 286 43
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 370,052 76,515
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 1,036 8
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 520,786 144
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 45,858
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 2,594,210 37
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 284,660 105
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 2,963,228 145
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 2,746,283
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 571,859 148
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 945 6
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 566,695 104
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 3,233,119 131
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 2,900,467 933

    *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 12,014,901 309 0 0 12,015,210 22,792 NA
    1989 12,423,113 4,161 810 0 12,428,084 32,900 NA
    1990 11,608,003 660 5,563 0 11,614,226 18,363 NA
    1991 9,067,400 497 6,700 0 9,074,597 20,714 10,495,058
    1992 8,370,506 418 14,239 0 8,385,163 20,815 9,710,392
    1993 7,887,916 638 15,200 0 7,903,754 12,794 9,251,014
    1994 449,925 253 0 0 450,178 10,871 1,335,228
    1995 499,695 137 0 0 499,832 3,038 1,393,999
    1996 536,902 29,157 0 0 566,059 4,201 1,297,219
    1997 468,901 20,152 0 0 489,053 2,584 1,243,187
    1998 1,476,513 72,710 324,760 0 1,873,983 44,023 3,124,948
    1999 1,195,153 40,695 147,276 0 1,383,124 220,990 2,934,926
    2000 2,186,781 41,686 103,375 0 2,331,842 266,929 3,778,084
    2001 3,161,689 83,652 148,666 0 3,394,006 79,049 4,744,017
    2002 3,235,817 77,419 227,088 0 3,540,324 17,440 4,746,201
    "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 .8016 .0136 0 0 .8152 0 .8152
    2001 .7825 .0136 0 0 .7961 0 .7961
    2002 .7785 .0136 0 0 .7921 0 .7921
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