POLLUTION LOCATOR | Toxic Chemical Releases |Pollution Releases Ranked by Cancer Risk Score

State: VIRGINIA
  • From 1988 to 2002, total cancer risk scores have increased 78%.
  • List facilities releasing cancer hazards in VIRGINIA.
  • Chemical Name Cancer Risk Scores
    Pounds of benzene-equivalents
    ARSENIC (ORGANIC OR INORGANIC COMPOUNDS)210,000,000
    CHROMIUM COMPOUNDS9,800,000
    LEAD COMPOUNDS930,000
    NITROGLYCERIN800,000
    CHLOROFORM370,000
    LEAD300,000
    BENZENE190,000
    NICKEL COMPOUNDS150,000
    CHROMIUM99,000
    DICHLOROMETHANE78,000
    ACRYLAMIDE63,000
    TETRACHLOROETHYLENE57,000
    ETHYLENE OXIDE52,000
    1,2-DICHLOROPROPANE45,000
    CHLOROMETHANE17,000
    1,1-DICHLOROETHYLENE11,000
    TRICHLOROETHYLENE8,900
    ACETALDEHYDE6,500
    FORMALDEHYDE4,200
    CHLOROETHANE3,700
    NICKEL3,000
    ACRYLONITRILE2,000
    1,2-DICHLOROETHANE1,300
    METHYL TERT-BUTYL ETHER550
    1,3-BUTADIENE290
    BIS(2-ETHYLHEXYL)PHTHALATE210
    PROPYLENE OXIDE190
    HYDRAZINE150
    ACETAMIDE110
    ETHYL ACRYLATE45
    CATECHOL35
    EPICHLOROHYDRIN29
    1,4-DIOXANE7
    ALLYL CHLORIDE3


    Note: These rankings do not cover all chemical releases reported to TRI - they only include chemicals that possess risk scores. As a result of data gaps or modeling problems, not all TRI chemicals possess the information required to weight their mass release by toxicity and exposure potential. Dioxin compounds, for example, are not included in these rankings. TRI chemicals that lack risk scores should not be assumed to be safe.