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Environmental Release Report: GEORGIA
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in GEORGIA*
    Cleanest/Best States Percentile Dirtiest/Worst States
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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 GEORGIA

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:CHLORODIFLUOROMETHANE
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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk: ARSENIC (ORGANIC OR INORGANIC COMPOUNDS)
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk: MERCURY COMPOUNDS
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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 2,943,624 63,624
    Suspected Carcinogens 3,226,541 26,354
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 16,870,439 7,949,516
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 2,574,686 2,598
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 27,516,890 402,692
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 4,248,822 1,753
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 64,208,878 153,131
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 25,023,198 548,127
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 91,894,067 578,957
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 64,025,610 400
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 42,147,409 2,078,439
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 118,353 2,371
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 24,770,105 1,693,429
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 102,301,097 2,217,389
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 98,207,359 726,883

    *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 83,887,006 3,771,356 10,085,703 59,467 97,803,532 49,610,387 NA
    1989 76,744,993 5,656,555 2,826,810 0 85,228,358 36,865,536 NA
    1990 75,531,040 4,161,384 1,184,931 815 80,878,170 24,395,896 NA
    1991 59,299,050 4,600,724 1,171,537 0 65,071,311 83,514,308 961,766,202
    1992 51,114,102 3,681,838 1,267,841 15 56,063,796 77,975,910 876,162,243
    1993 46,052,456 3,038,095 1,455,333 0 50,545,884 70,247,449 847,337,078
    1994 50,441,198 3,683,579 1,539,051 0 55,663,828 66,476,633 850,089,651
    1995 47,606,516 6,345,066 1,572,312 0 55,523,894 50,757,269 2,912,332,936
    1996 47,042,736 6,880,098 2,435,946 0 56,358,780 64,531,237 616,938,742
    1997 47,662,587 7,180,938 3,054,791 0 57,898,316 170,577,753 649,871,412
    1998 93,929,721 6,426,874 13,308,838 0 113,665,433 82,168,040 708,011,031
    1999 102,510,590 7,496,132 13,133,711 0 123,140,433 82,743,205 699,849,618
    2000 96,124,645 6,504,826 14,860,845 0 117,490,316 78,726,893 513,310,170
    2001 91,615,046 8,391,964 13,644,105 0 113,651,115 57,537,493 483,309,870
    2002 103,268,492 10,313,265 12,998,732 .129 126,580,488 65,031,636 537,740,640
    "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 995 19.61 272 0 1,286 928 5,160
    2001 37.14 27.18 329 0 394 867 1,405
    2002 35.30 17.71 537 0 590 446 822
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