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Environmental Release Report: NICHOLAS County, WV
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in NICHOLAS 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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    Rank counties in WEST VIRGINIA or facilities in NICHOLAS 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 NICHOLAS County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:LEAD
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to cancer risk
    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:LEAD
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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 28
    Suspected Carcinogens .230
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 14,370
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 29
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 14,341
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 27
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 28
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 14,369
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 14,369
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 14,370
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 28
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 14,341
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 14,368
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 14,368

    *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 60,020 0 0 0 60,020 0 NA
    1989 39,028 0 0 0 39,028 0 NA
    1990 99,460 0 0 0 99,460 750 NA
    1991 94,200 0 0 0 94,200 34,700 128,900
    1992 66,400 0 0 0 66,400 18,700 85,100
    1993 34,600 0 0 0 34,600 10,500 45,100
    1994 33,082 0 0 0 33,082 11,012 47,316
    1995 34,780 0 0 0 34,780 10,185 44,965
    1996 25,730 0 0 0 25,730 8,445 34,175
    1997 32,175 0 0 0 32,175 27,988 46,169
    1998 581,694 43,598 0 0 625,292 19,268 644,560
    1999 20,804 0 0 0 20,804 9,544 30,348
    2000 15,852 0 0 14,399 30,251 9,258 39,536
    2001 18,038 0 190 14,387 32,615 10,121 41,907
    2002 14,370 0 240,737 0 255,107 8,265 265,699
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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