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Environmental Release Report: GALAX (CITY) County, VA
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in GALAX (CITY) County*
    Cleanest/Best Counties in US Percentile Dirtiest/Worst Counties in US
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    Cancer risk score (air and water releases):
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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 GALAX (CITY) County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:LEAD
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:LEAD
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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 3,447
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 221,624
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 115,310
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 88,484
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 3,442
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 162,117
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 203,794
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 233,008
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 233,008
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 3,447
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 188,963
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 233,003
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 233,003

    *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 608,773 0 0 0 608,773 0 NA
    1989 639,588 0 0 0 639,588 0 NA
    1990 751,628 0 0 0 751,628 6,137 NA
    1991 292,899 0 0 0 292,899 18,049 319,680
    1992 431,143 0 0 0 431,143 2,105 434,116
    1993 606,000 0 0 0 606,000 12,000 625,107
    1994 347,060 0 0 0 347,060 20,500 372,410
    1995 355,152 0 0 0 355,152 0 356,113
    1996 571,662 0 0 0 571,662 5,748 580,934
    1997 473,387 0 0 0 473,387 24,084 495,996
    1998 266,504 0 0 0 266,504 5,508 271,311
    1999 270,950 0 0 0 270,950 236 270,187
    2000 238,380 0 0 0 238,380 3,484 244,348
    2001 275,552 0 0 0 275,552 3,046 278,581
    2002 233,008 0 0 0 233,008 1,211 234,213
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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