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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:NITROGLYCERIN
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to cancer risk
    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 2,305 16
    Suspected Carcinogens 54,903
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 137,566 2,844,406
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 65,778 16
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 32,642
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 7
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 252,849 16
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 154,819 16
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 310,347 1,272
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 132,161
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 179,944 1,272
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 2,305 16
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 102,764 1,256
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 311,797 1,562
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 309,782 1,562

    *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 318,119 187 250 0 318,556 440,128 NA
    1989 309,020 219 130,750 0 439,989 315,615 NA
    1990 173,329 196 86,000 0 259,525 148,219 NA
    1991 152,547 384 0 0 152,931 418,722 2,156,393
    1992 127,234 500 0 0 127,734 328,425 2,251,797
    1993 109,336 166 0 0 109,502 390,710 2,007,991
    1994 73,229 0 0 0 73,229 354,321 2,106,226
    1995 88,974 0 0 0 88,974 783,022 2,668,826
    1996 95,173 0 0 0 95,173 1,009,104 3,015,913
    1997 89,350 0 0 0 89,350 1,291,639 2,439,404
    1998 252,722 680,475 0 0 933,197 525,706 16,235,610
    1999 252,543 532,462 0 0 785,005 512,985 10,873,893
    2000 422,527 1,501,220 0 0 1,923,747 538,931 29,288,109
    2001 371,048 2,910,218 0 0 3,281,266 439,571 45,636,044
    2002 314,109 2,845,968 0 0 3,160,077 486,864 42,425,745
    "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 .8 0 0 0 .8 0 .8
    2001 .571 0 0 0 .571 0 .571
    2002 .829 0 0 0 .829 0 .829
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