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Environmental Release Report: KANAWHA County, WV
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in KANAWHA County*
    Cleanest/Best Counties in US Percentile Dirtiest/Worst Counties in US
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    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 KANAWHA County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:CHLORODIFLUOROMETHANE
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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:ARSENIC (ORGANIC OR INORGANIC COMPOUNDS)
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:MERCURY 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 46,835 1,270
    Suspected Carcinogens 76,259
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 481,465 2,990,059
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 16,960 363
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 525,186 276,528
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 75,461 363
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 2,815,567 4,785
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 363,043 276,762
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 3,817,068 327,714
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 3,016,239
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 1,243,181 328,360
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 12,624 358
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 926,240 53,820
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 4,106,003 334,159
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 3,936,356 54,306

    *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 12,482,119 1,098,111 40,604 0 13,620,834 14,900,648 NA
    1989 10,701,605 671,410 53,888 0 11,426,903 7,860,022 NA
    1990 8,077,763 431,031 68,676 0 8,577,470 8,461,599 NA
    1991 6,952,922 500,929 5,579 0 7,459,430 25,802,777 94,653,820
    1992 6,461,288 497,573 6,434 0 6,965,295 30,904,311 150,466,030
    1993 5,735,257 481,381 1,581 0 6,218,219 27,488,592 166,962,412
    1994 2,675,342 73,648 1,296 0 2,750,286 22,365,464 140,965,604
    1995 2,919,149 74,362 6,329 0 2,999,840 8,279,065 138,820,182
    1996 2,679,588 491,674 24,068 0 3,195,330 6,286,810 114,590,551
    1997 1,874,054 2,462,076 1,962 0 4,338,092 9,883,232 113,821,504
    1998 4,581,131 2,980,573 2,668 0 7,564,372 7,116,476 68,825,879
    1999 3,313,157 2,918,265 47,831 0 6,279,253 9,931,736 59,802,085
    2000 3,610,730 1,698,803 1,596 0 5,311,129 11,472,239 61,645,702
    2001 3,280,912 1,554,893 1,272 0 4,837,077 10,950,328 62,047,063
    2002 4,134,377 3,047,949 34,959 0 7,217,285 9,234,829 53,332,463
    "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 .59 0 0 0 .59 0 .59
    2001 .62 0 0 0 .62 0 .62
    2002 .612 0 0 0 .612 0 .61
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