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Environmental Release Report: MERCER County, WV
 
 
  • Map Locating Toxic Chemical Releases
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in MERCER 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:

    See how this county ranks on other chemical release and waste management attributes tracked by Scorecard

    Rank counties in WEST VIRGINIA or facilities in MERCER 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 MERCER 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:CHROMIUM
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to cancer risk
    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:SILVER
    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)
    Recognized Carcinogens 7,523
    Suspected Carcinogens 7,302
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 7,588
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants .200
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 7,300
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 7,300
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 14,825
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 7,302
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 7,302
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 14,823
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants .200
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 7,302
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 7,302
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 15,113

    *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 6,900 0 0 0 6,900 13,700 NA
    1989 7,754 0 0 0 7,754 14,620 NA
    1990 4,878 0 0 0 4,878 13,915 NA
    1991 4,884 0 0 0 4,884 28,150 87,076
    1992 6,281 0 0 0 6,281 421,000 476,776
    1993 21,150 0 0 0 21,150 198,437 250,522
    1994 21,742 0 0 0 21,742 611,141 156,143
    1995 18,660 0 0 0 18,660 161,012 161,550
    1996 21,015 0 0 0 21,015 82,824 86,901
    1997 19,715 0 0 0 19,715 144,759 76,651
    1998 26,451 0 0 0 26,451 26,878 94,551
    1999 17,302 0 0 0 17,302 1,414,643 88,663
    2000 16,823 0 0 0 16,823 696,340 85,255
    2001 16,225 0 0 0 16,225 59,658 67,833
    2002 15,113 0 0 0 15,113 60,700 84,014
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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