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Environmental Release Report: SOUTH CAROLINA
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in SOUTH CAROLINA*
    Cleanest/Best States Percentile Dirtiest/Worst States
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    Cancer risk score (air and water releases):
    Noncancer risk score (air and water releases):
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    Air releases of recognized developmental 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 SOUTH CAROLINA

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:1,1-DICHLORO-1-FLUOROETHANE
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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: LEAD 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 3,937,159 114,721
    Suspected Carcinogens 1,600,901 19,689
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 15,537,623 2,387,474
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 4,111,654 34,236
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 22,654,682 224,119
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 4,006,485 33,071
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 24,427,019 151,352
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 25,840,155 287,526
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 46,518,576 510,946
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 20,531,345 270
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 34,105,651 835,906
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 409,300 33,016
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 17,437,062 637,610
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 51,353,295 886,768
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 48,125,736 474,991

    *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 72,220,201 2,665,842 1,772,524 5 76,658,572 41,541,603 NA
    1989 75,615,276 1,127,514 3,312,152 0 80,054,942 27,491,666 NA
    1990 69,416,043 1,106,340 1,499,482 47 72,021,912 23,765,516 NA
    1991 62,806,333 1,210,864 1,108,018 0 65,125,215 106,271,447 907,343,738
    1992 62,498,582 1,062,868 2,387,621 0 65,949,071 100,183,708 715,759,112
    1993 57,653,964 963,540 1,158,972 0 59,776,476 142,566,241 692,220,051
    1994 49,407,149 866,527 769,192 0 51,042,868 115,325,568 651,825,389
    1995 51,850,487 1,747,320 741,224 0 54,339,031 125,160,562 647,923,897
    1996 46,594,105 2,188,612 766,214 0 49,548,931 120,527,071 665,581,024
    1997 44,298,434 2,623,663 2,122,296 0 49,044,393 705,180,257 1,016,628,423
    1998 57,036,578 3,350,878 32,585,123 0 92,972,579 119,965,384 866,925,123
    1999 58,037,526 3,470,358 12,152,593 0 73,660,477 107,054,224 942,341,420
    2000 55,742,576 2,962,485 5,126,299 0 63,831,360 144,858,470 887,288,581
    2001 54,988,571 2,778,925 5,316,428 0 63,083,924 140,549,618 873,549,670
    2002 53,114,419 3,101,708 6,408,873 0 62,624,999 132,653,869 1,050,943,148
    "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 98.36 5.68 1.49 0 106 1,053 1,167
    2001 92.15 4.79 14.43 0 111 5,646 5,768
    2002 38.64 6.67 14.29 0 59.60 3,006 2,803
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