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Environmental Release Report: HALIFAX County, VA
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in HALIFAX 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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    Rank counties in VIRGINIA or facilities in HALIFAX County by chemical releases or waste generation

    *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 HALIFAX 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: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 23,719 53
    Suspected Carcinogens 284,753 112
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 309,516 144
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 5,135 23
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 314,018 83
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 284,140
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 318,811 317
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 314,120 119
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 341,384 114
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 405,972
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 334,393 40,071
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 5,122 23
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 319,505 40,035
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 730,461 40,326
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 729,910 894

    *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 737,740 2 0 0 737,742 64,000 NA
    1989 650,063 2 0 0 650,065 69,408 NA
    1990 710,821 102 20 5 710,948 87,422 NA
    1991 704,793 12 0 0 704,805 522,204 1,384,736
    1992 671,731 15 400 0 672,146 613,169 1,412,009
    1993 638,612 15 518 0 639,145 642,530 1,403,423
    1994 706,571 15 780 0 707,366 710,019 1,546,316
    1995 504,806 15 0 0 504,821 626,773 1,378,052
    1996 525,435 2 0 0 525,437 671,026 1,324,067
    1997 430,718 2 0 0 430,720 1,438,547 900,158
    1998 959,855 3,891 942,000 0 1,905,746 819,558 3,716,405
    1999 432,898 3,776 1,020,000 0 1,456,674 422,191 5,995,408
    2000 747,589 9,887 1,250,580 0 2,008,056 221,899 7,082,119
    2001 729,148 63,054 1,148,450 0 1,940,652 129,245 6,308,038
    2002 735,956 41,197 1,123,440 0 1,900,593 590,104 6,318,312
    "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 .48 0 0 0 .48 0 .48
    2001 2.09 0 0 0 2.09 0 2.09
    2002 1.25 0 0 0 1.25 0 1.25
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