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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:DICHLORODIFLUOROMETHANE
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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:LEAD
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:LEAD
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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 277
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 19,203
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 277
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 18,906
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 143
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 527
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 18,933
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 18,953
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 17,303
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 277
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 18,906
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 19,089
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 3,409

    *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 1,087,117 500 0 0 1,087,617 207,655 NA
    1989 1,018,914 1,000 0 0 1,019,914 45,784 NA
    1990 1,174,340 285 0 0 1,174,625 64,500 NA
    1991 1,001,926 20 0 0 1,001,946 480,138 3,114,936
    1992 735,777 20 0 0 735,797 460,577 3,150,882
    1993 716,678 20 0 0 716,698 494,603 3,234,439
    1994 648,077 20 0 0 648,097 419,853 3,165,796
    1995 449,506 15 85 0 449,606 256,463 1,524,829
    1996 517,823 250 0 0 518,073 308,250 1,152,196
    1997 526,501 250 0 0 526,751 1,120,782 1,193,329
    1998 372,903 0 0 0 372,903 236,867 640,572
    1999 164,063 92,145 0 0 256,208 76,311 426,147
    2000 85,253 34,878 0 0 120,131 130,695 318,860
    2001 10,782 0 0 0 10,782 94,046 216,332
    2002 19,223 0 0 0 19,223 108,430 222,729
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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