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Environmental Release Report: PETERSBURG (CITY) County, VA
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in PETERSBURG (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 PETERSBURG (CITY) County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:DICHLOROMETHANE
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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 312,429
    Suspected Carcinogens 2,013
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 444,633
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 7,907
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 130,223
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 312,174
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 9,282
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 452,316
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 464,452
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 480,414
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 28
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 456,922
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 465,545
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 152,349

    *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 280,099 0 0 0 280,099 309,400 NA
    1989 299,666 0 0 0 299,666 197,665 NA
    1990 386,347 0 0 0 386,347 386,686 NA
    1991 438,750 0 250 0 439,000 665,790 1,149,085
    1992 724,903 0 250 0 725,153 781,724 1,507,728
    1993 675,235 0 250 0 675,485 689,099 1,380,755
    1994 637,530 0 250 0 637,780 661,101 1,312,289
    1995 721,926 0 0 0 721,926 1,126,771 1,910,212
    1996 771,360 5 1,725 0 773,090 1,034,634 1,787,393
    1997 603,432 750 1,476 0 605,658 2,036,652 3,794,687
    1998 818,535 0 1,895 0 820,430 1,519,845 3,405,830
    1999 734,271 0 3,239 0 737,510 1,344,279 2,636,086
    2000 778,067 0 4,601 0 782,668 2,289,754 3,737,532
    2001 458,039 0 400 0 458,439 3,938,895 5,275,792
    2002 481,517 0 0 0 481,517 4,357,780 8,520,001
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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