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Environmental Release Report: ROCKINGHAM County, VA
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in ROCKINGHAM 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):
    Air releases of recognized carcinogens:
    Air releases of recognized developmental 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 ROCKINGHAM County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:CHLOROMETHANE
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:CHLOROMETHANE
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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 7
    Suspected Carcinogens 25,290
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 54,097 180,127
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 34,627
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 34,734 160
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 907 140
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 17,557
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 69,661 380
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 90,790 630
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 5,960
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 85,870 770
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 64,950 410
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 91,830 770
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 78,460 610

    *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 2,016,142 15,655 0 0 2,031,797 61,664 NA
    1989 1,975,168 9,288 3,250 0 1,987,706 2,268 NA
    1990 1,813,270 9,688 20 5 1,822,983 8,328 NA
    1991 1,831,759 50,674 30 0 1,882,463 304,330 8,604,142
    1992 1,768,966 38,418 0 0 1,807,384 565,127 8,723,369
    1993 1,960,792 33,490 0 0 1,994,282 313,693 8,937,272
    1994 1,367,367 14,915 50,706 0 1,432,988 392,258 6,204,615
    1995 452,920 214,410 13,786 0 681,116 316,001 5,171,646
    1996 409,253 9,420 7,946 0 426,619 530,198 3,930,050
    1997 353,101 26,408 0 0 379,509 1,369,323 5,794,008
    1998 292,969 24,031 0 0 317,000 346,516 4,672,415
    1999 237,622 472,313 0 0 709,935 798,399 4,692,473
    2000 153,273 345,934 0 0 499,207 1,258,983 5,910,220
    2001 86,189 75,017 10 0 161,216 2,103,602 6,161,156
    2002 91,850 180,377 0 0 272,227 2,303,863 3,892,018
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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