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Environmental Release Report: MASON County, WV
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in MASON 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 MASON 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 54,161 1,054
    Suspected Carcinogens 20,617 1,240
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 945,801 13,184
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 1,300
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 924,411 5,294
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 78,409 4
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 10,138,705 1,490
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 278,423 6,490
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 10,995,815 13,978
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 11,401,133 600
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 971,944 15,948
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 2,285
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 889,585 14,316
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 11,670,253 16,014
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 11,612,362 14,654

    *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 1,452,806 430,577 1,110,768 0 2,994,151 454,074 NA
    1989 1,590,561 467,017 220,892 0 2,278,470 192,784 NA
    1990 1,539,404 218,115 219,136 0 1,976,655 215,022 NA
    1991 1,751,331 28,631 158,593 0 1,938,555 538,806 19,694,221
    1992 1,668,104 20,098 158,688 0 1,846,890 6,450,179 28,591,033
    1993 1,921,627 11,359 251,334 0 2,184,320 12,541,665 37,893,173
    1994 1,747,192 10,338 281,679 0 2,039,209 23,578,217 59,499,761
    1995 1,605,083 118,626 163,582 0 1,887,291 27,585,549 45,775,704
    1996 1,230,216 169,114 398,425 0 1,797,755 24,850,019 45,630,515
    1997 1,115,562 114,315 1,307 0 1,231,184 1,405,616 11,785,878
    1998 13,870,660 69,715 2,220,360 0 16,160,735 204,573 28,616,250
    1999 13,060,938 105,466 2,213,745 0 15,380,149 160,829 26,627,386
    2000 11,308,500 86,766 2,292,716 0 13,687,982 292,371 25,557,889
    2001 8,051,263 19,575 1,784,985 0 9,855,823 212,079 31,872,667
    2002 11,674,927 26,832 2,007,491 0 13,709,250 321,453 44,888,584
    "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 1.48 0 0 0 1.48 0 1.48
    2001 1.40 0 0 0 1.40 0 1.40
    2002 1.63 0 0 0 1.63 0 1.63
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