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Environmental Release Report: BERKELEY County, WV
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in BERKELEY County*
    Cleanest/Best Counties in US Percentile Dirtiest/Worst Counties in US
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    Total environmental releases:
    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:
    Air releases of recognized reproductive toxicants:

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    Rank counties in WEST VIRGINIA or facilities in BERKELEY County by chemical releases or waste generation

    *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 BERKELEY County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:ARSENIC (ORGANIC OR INORGANIC COMPOUNDS)
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to cancer risk
    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:MERCURY
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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 9,987
    Suspected Carcinogens 71,381 45
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 216,308 45
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 86,651
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 129,657 45
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 69,966
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 167,055 7
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 187,892
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 225,931 45
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 26,818
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 226,031 45
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 264
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 224,142
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 224,509 7
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 224,057 49

    *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 281,520 8,000 163,009 0 452,529 282,705 NA
    1989 286,614 2,846 136,035 0 425,495 42,600 NA
    1990 262,864 94 109,500 0 372,458 26,572 NA
    1991 336,440 505 86,900 0 423,845 43,406 609,215
    1992 399,872 306 42,855 0 443,033 62,435 633,203
    1993 367,242 682 25,840 0 393,764 275,990 1,811,731
    1994 293,669 582 26,700 0 320,951 202,162 1,745,716
    1995 398,725 270 68,900 0 467,895 230,721 1,712,887
    1996 537,434 436 9,525 0 547,395 87,142 1,879,103
    1997 519,249 268 6,120 0 525,637 68,360 7,129,531
    1998 315,096 287 3,799 0 319,182 40,150 17,600,942
    1999 205,732 272 681 0 206,685 50,714 26,690,229
    2000 266,867 285 367 0 267,519 130,007 41,927,424
    2001 138,236 335 32,786 0 171,357 58,183 41,660,989
    2002 226,456 101 12,487 0 239,044 914,001 39,970,767
    "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 1.81 0 0 0 1.81 0 1.81
    2001 1.55 0 0 0 1.55 0 1.55
    2002 1.36 0 0 0 1.36 0 1.36
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