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Environmental Release Report: BOONE County, WV
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in BOONE 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:

    See how this county ranks on other chemical release and waste management attributes tracked by Scorecard

    Rank counties in WEST VIRGINIA or facilities in BOONE 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 BOONE County

    View Summary Environmental Justice Report (en español).

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:LEAD
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to cancer risk
    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 8
    Suspected Carcinogens .134
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 8
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 8
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 6
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 8
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 8
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 225,099 22,509
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 225,099 22,509
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 8
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 225,091 22,509
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 225,097 22,509
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 225,097 22,509

    *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
    1998 191,775 80,384 83,678 0 355,837 0 355,590
    1999 189,992 81,502 33,830 0 305,324 0 302,994
    2000 464,629 75,481 0 0 540,110 0 540,110
    2001 228,491 36,849 0 0 265,340 0 242,891
    2002 225,099 22,509 51,131 0 298,739 0 276,230
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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