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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:CHROMIUM COMPOUNDS
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to cancer risk
    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:LEAD COMPOUNDS
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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 4,181 4,297
    Suspected Carcinogens 1,435 33,310
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 172,121 10,799
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 72,075 1,794
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 175,924 8,053
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 3,781 949
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 113,591 100,971
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 242,501 36,041
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 260,483 7,469
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 15,210 125
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 256,694 62,917
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 3,807 1,794
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 179,439 62,679
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 273,749 164,665
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 261,918 42,437

    *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 1,246,766 1,246,961 750 0 2,494,477 6,727,217 NA
    1989 1,089,712 412,967 4,008 0 1,506,687 1,654,537 NA
    1990 1,576,484 456,080 2,005 0 2,034,569 1,507,394 NA
    1991 852,625 280,126 5,220 0 1,137,971 1,419,559 203,278,652
    1992 548,844 268,069 3,730 0 820,643 1,573,771 3,228,311
    1993 329,027 396,721 2,910 0 728,658 1,759,167 4,364,194
    1994 427,875 354,761 3,170 0 785,806 1,374,424 3,166,255
    1995 248,290 154,786 2,410 0 405,486 1,306,334 3,190,501
    1996 288,555 191,854 1,130 0 481,539 2,950,899 4,612,351
    1997 71,956 11,411 3,352 0 86,719 55,250 180,272
    1998 139,000 1,359 3,802 0 144,161 31,597 410,442
    1999 179,903 164,758 440 0 345,101 1,037,617 2,074,096
    2000 230,560 191,032 660 0 422,252 1,426,290 11,746,306
    2001 210,029 197,864 250 0 408,143 1,270,356 2,398,476
    2002 274,241 166,710 930 0 441,882 1,033,441 3,462,120
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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