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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:LEAD COMPOUNDS
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:COPPER
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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 66
    Suspected Carcinogens 4,701 3
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 79,748 3
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 30,375
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 49,332
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 3,085
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 50,062 12
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 78,988 3
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 78,988 3
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 74,728
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 56
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 79,651
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 86,892 12
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 64,020 3

    *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 3,022,504 53,487 1,140 0 3,077,131 82,791 NA
    1989 1,159,540 160 0 0 1,159,700 62,135 NA
    1990 1,068,280 126 250 0 1,068,656 38,582 NA
    1991 815,997 115 0 0 816,112 75,650 1,063,942
    1992 748,202 129 18,400 0 766,731 70,495 1,126,215
    1993 806,751 129 0 0 806,880 93,441 1,102,949
    1994 766,614 161 0 0 766,775 111,279 1,179,410
    1995 971,490 165 0 0 971,655 104,061 1,104,256
    1996 883,767 262 0 0 884,029 118,326 1,097,210
    1997 381,045 23,922 4,352 0 409,319 118,431 573,705
    1998 628,767 274 1,064 0 630,105 145,503 831,968
    1999 242,203 269 0 0 242,472 422,228 808,691
    2000 159,192 135 685 0 160,012 504,891 836,243
    2001 127,770 96 911 0 128,777 341,857 543,398
    2002 86,948 12 0 0 86,960 41,216 424,948
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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