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Environmental Release Report: PRESTON County, WV
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in PRESTON 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 PRESTON 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 PRESTON County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:LEAD COMPOUNDS
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to cancer risk
    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 5,182 32
    Suspected Carcinogens 126
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 110,315 8
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 174 2
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 122,457 6
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 6 2
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 1,607,057 32
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 12,491 8
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 1,729,235 36
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 1,831,830
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 127,855 32
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 48 2
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 115,394 35
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 1,849,711 37
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 1,849,428 50

    *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 76,087 250 0 0 76,337 4,703 NA
    1989 65,160 250 0 0 65,410 1,380 NA
    1990 50,968 5 0 0 50,973 11,343 NA
    1991 80,280 6 0 0 80,286 61,092 157,472
    1992 73,025 5 0 0 73,030 113,184 185,886
    1993 28,794 5 0 0 28,799 108,860 138,308
    1994 47,358 5 0 0 47,363 121,765 168,401
    1995 21,809 5 0 0 21,814 114,103 135,253
    1996 25,686 0 0 0 25,686 163,625 154,476
    1997 43,118 63 0 0 43,181 273,904 179,581
    1998 512,593 24,712 55,000 0 592,305 171,265 763,114
    1999 1,722,097 200 108,000 0 1,830,297 15,308 1,836,296
    2000 2,074,246 138 215,085 0 2,289,469 445,188 2,720,820
    2001 1,871,349 233 218,210 0 2,089,792 229,656 2,316,332
    2002 1,850,117 55 151,024 0 2,001,197 225,864 2,225,210
    "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 .1158 0 0 0 .1158 0 .1158
    2001 .1096 0 0 0 .1096 0 .1096
    2002 .1061 0 0 0 .1061 0 .1061
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