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Environmental Release Report: BRAXTON County, WV
 
 
  • Map Locating Toxic Chemical Releases
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in BRAXTON 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 BRAXTON 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 BRAXTON County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:LEAD COMPOUNDS
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:LEAD 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 259
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 259
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 259
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 19,842
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 259
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 20,101
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 20,101
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 20,101
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 259
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 19,975
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 19,842

    *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 2,567 0 0 0 2,567 0 NA
    1989 2,947 0 0 0 2,947 0 NA
    1990 25,000 0 0 0 25,000 0 NA
    1991 22,500 0 0 0 22,500 0 22,500
    1992 22,000 0 0 0 22,000 0 22,000
    1993 11,192 5 0 0 11,197 0 12,216
    1994 21,644 5 0 0 21,649 3,300 25,949
    1995 22,520 5 0 0 22,525 3,950 27,525
    1996 21,003 5 0 0 21,008 10,500 50,404
    1997 25,058 5 0 0 25,063 26,400 56,259
    1998 30,219 5 0 0 30,224 12,900 65,365
    1999 17,517 5 0 0 17,522 33,790 51,308
    2000 110,181 5 2 0 110,188 26,000 523,721
    2001 10,356 0 0 0 10,356 677 161,733
    2002 20,234 0 0 0 20,234 0 49,058
    "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 0 0 .16 0 .16 0 .16
    2001 0 0 0 0 0 .3525 .3564
    2002 0 0 0 0 0 0 .5535
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