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Environmental Release Report: TAYLOR County, WV
 
 
  • Map Locating Toxic Chemical Releases
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in TAYLOR 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 TAYLOR 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 TAYLOR 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:BIS(2-ETHYLHEXYL)PHTHALATE
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to cancer risk
    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:ZINC 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 .070 5
    Suspected Carcinogens 10
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants .070 5
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants .070 5
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 1 1
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants .070 5
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 10
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants .070 5
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 11 6
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 10 5

    *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
    1992 0 0 0 0 0 250 110
    1993 0 0 0 0 0 260 5,006
    1994 0 0 972 0 972 1,391 987
    1995 0 0 0 0 0 6,449 6,006
    1996 0 1 0 0 1 11,096 11,088
    1997 1 1 0 0 2 26,868 13,310
    1998 1 1 0 0 2 15,148 15,139
    1999 1 1 0 0 2 11,314 11,215
    2000 1 1 0 0 2 12,481 12,288
    2002 11 6 0 0 17 154 6,239
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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