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Environmental Release Report: RICHMOND (CITY) County, VA
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in RICHMOND (CITY) County*
    Cleanest/Best Counties in US Percentile Dirtiest/Worst Counties in US
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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 RICHMOND (CITY) County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:1,1-DICHLORO-1-FLUOROETHANE
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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:ARSENIC (ORGANIC OR INORGANIC COMPOUNDS)
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:MERCURY COMPOUNDS
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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 4,720 271
    Suspected Carcinogens 26,258 15
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 55,723 535
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 112,743 21
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 29,990 521
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 14,061 255
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 149,639 271
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 59,488 668
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 1,173,674 544
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 204,682 3
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 1,158,944 565
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 1,666 16
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 1,050,160 513
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 1,345,982 673
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 1,253,250 533

    *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 4,589,126 0 0 0 4,589,126 715,330 NA
    1989 4,593,398 226 0 0 4,593,624 565,757 NA
    1990 5,404,256 308 0 0 5,404,564 368,593 NA
    1991 4,892,117 50 510 0 4,892,677 1,315,339 9,248,162
    1992 4,300,730 43 5 0 4,300,778 594,744 6,260,879
    1993 4,133,546 43 510 0 4,134,099 275,741 5,160,464
    1994 3,105,091 43 510 0 3,105,644 375,966 5,693,361
    1995 2,841,894 100 510 0 2,842,504 3,788,053 7,644,307
    1996 4,718,363 0 505 0 4,718,868 396,037 8,195,900
    1997 4,941,043 0 0 0 4,941,043 568,973 10,473,563
    1998 4,326,123 144 250 0 4,326,517 388,453 11,275,593
    1999 3,542,991 149 250 0 3,543,390 494,746 10,841,183
    2000 2,580,164 125 0 0 2,580,290 419,899 9,826,676
    2001 1,498,087 633 0 0 1,498,720 348,584 3,501,518
    2002 1,356,590 695 0 0 1,357,285 428,633 4,013,093
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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  • Dioxin Compounds Summary
  • Environmental Releases, Transfers, and Production-Related Waste (Grams of Dioxin Compounds from TRI sources)
    Year Air Releases Water Releases Land Releases Underground Injection Total Environmental Releases Total Off-Site Transfers Total Production-Related Waste
    2000 80.00 0 0 0 80.00 0 80.00
    2001 85.73 0 0 0 85.73 0 85.73
    2002 74.30 0 0 0 74.30 0 74.30
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