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Environmental Release Report: LYNCHBURG (CITY) County, VA
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in LYNCHBURG (CITY) 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):
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    Air releases of recognized developmental toxicants:
    Air releases of recognized reproductive 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 LYNCHBURG (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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    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 7,232 187
    Suspected Carcinogens .700
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 725,129 192
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 703,594 2
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 21,485 190
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 5,531 2
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 820,103 1,544
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 725,129 7
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 813,416 7
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 81,760
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 734,798 2
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 6,065 2
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 728,732 190
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 847,866 1,549
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 810,195 187

    *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 1,495,231 1,451 9,840 0 1,506,522 3,058,982 NA
    1989 1,244,757 2,652 5,199 0 1,252,608 402,068 NA
    1990 1,017,331 1,755 389 0 1,019,475 479,098 NA
    1991 511,458 41 24,019 0 535,518 421,904 1,237,487
    1992 1,683,233 180 28,794 0 1,712,207 578,278 3,131,178
    1993 2,046,736 245 76,835 0 2,123,816 610,314 3,760,438
    1994 1,895,916 6 20 0 1,895,942 313,404 2,545,113
    1995 2,360,128 158 250 0 2,360,536 530,962 3,240,723
    1996 1,693,436 724 19 0 1,694,179 390,520 2,305,443
    1997 1,785,984 858,907 104,054 0 2,748,945 1,530,789 4,817,922
    1998 934,405 891,877 96,072 0 1,922,354 681,726 3,965,082
    1999 665,478 554 19 0 666,051 1,477,221 2,274,193
    2000 1,057,792 495 0 0 1,058,287 1,341,926 2,463,274
    2001 848,532 370 0 0 848,902 1,019,053 1,896,445
    2002 849,825 1,549 0 0 851,374 156,979 2,080,013
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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