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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:CHROMIUM COMPOUNDS
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    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 4
    Suspected Carcinogens 5
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 4
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 4
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 4
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 9
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 9
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 4
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 4
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 4
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 9
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 9

    *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 69,024 1,074 188,534 0 258,632 96,374 NA
    1989 86,537 2 45,052 0 131,591 63,928 NA
    1990 34,279 4 1,713 0 35,996 151,316 NA
    1991 0 0 1,000 0 1,000 107,500 621,500
    1992 0 0 2,200 0 2,200 69,800 561,000
    1993 0 0 17,812 0 17,812 85,584 918,494
    1994 0 0 23,353 0 23,353 93,028 880,738
    1995 13,061 0 32,699 0 45,760 549,767 1,582,296
    1996 0 0 29,435 0 29,435 134,640 1,866,251
    1997 5 0 16,123 0 16,128 293,334 2,749,982
    1998 5 0 19,000 0 19,005 173,296 2,313,721
    1999 5 0 10,400 0 10,405 74,700 2,480,909
    2000 5 0 12,300 0 12,305 55,400 1,669,725
    2001 5 0 11,638 0 11,643 31,985 1,524,121
    2002 9 0 6,305 0 6,314 0 1,475,615
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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