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Environmental Release Report: LEWIS County, WV
 
 
  • Map Locating Toxic Chemical Releases
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in LEWIS County*
    Cleanest/Best Counties in US Percentile Dirtiest/Worst Counties in US
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    Total environmental releases:
    Noncancer risk score (air and water releases):

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    Rank counties in WEST VIRGINIA or facilities in LEWIS 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 LEWIS 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:no data available
    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:STYRENE
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to noncancer risk


    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)
    Suspected Carcinogens 1,436
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 1,436
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 1,436
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 1,436
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 1,436
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 1,436
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 1,436
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 1,436
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 1,436
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 1,436
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 1,436

    *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 1,500 0 0 0 1,500 323,500 NA
    1989 1,000 0 0 0 1,000 349,400 NA
    1990 265 0 0 0 265 163,178 NA
    1991 265 5 250 0 520 169,689 464,506
    1992 265 10 250 0 525 123,413 533,488
    1993 265 10 12 0 287 269,767 2,072,401
    1994 265 5 11 0 281 320,879 473,456
    1995 10 5 5 0 20 0 89,018
    1996 10 5 5 0 20 0 78,017
    1997 10 5 5 0 20 0 94,019
    1998 10 5 0 0 15 0 79,532
    1999 10 5 0 0 15 0 60,448
    2000 13,810 5 0 0 13,815 0 53,461
    2001 8,372 5 0 0 8,377 0 53,003
    2002 1,436 0 0 0 1,436 0 1,436
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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