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Environmental Release Report: VIRGINIA
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in VIRGINIA*
    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:
    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 VIRGINIA

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:FREON 113
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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 2,756,076 14,991
    Suspected Carcinogens 928,484 9,736
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 15,037,557 7,747,926
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 4,955,049 12,335
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 18,096,906 75,933
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 1,868,896 3,559
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 27,644,158 90,235
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 19,899,947 126,378
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 49,643,845 247,091
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 25,130,345 433
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 32,539,925 483,195
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 244,043 2,674
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 20,547,567 432,562
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 55,195,491 563,320
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 52,117,481 281,606

    *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 128,410,472 20,148,701 7,104,937 1,373 155,665,483 56,903,715 NA
    1989 84,599,256 10,785,528 2,952,752 0 98,337,536 46,923,037 NA
    1990 80,252,285 2,351,362 2,543,445 854 85,147,946 25,893,023 NA
    1991 69,313,298 2,443,450 2,224,958 0 73,981,706 62,198,415 672,260,783
    1992 65,708,826 1,902,534 2,450,019 0 70,061,379 56,777,832 595,992,446
    1993 62,159,178 1,820,385 2,284,545 0 66,264,108 54,805,506 623,939,150
    1994 50,136,954 1,543,416 1,093,559 0 52,773,929 56,924,449 661,563,726
    1995 50,856,146 872,506 1,184,680 0 52,913,332 63,296,231 1,296,809,593
    1996 51,991,290 1,190,080 1,016,935 10 54,198,315 50,189,851 631,645,083
    1997 47,112,124 3,000,430 1,218,775 0 51,331,329 92,120,088 608,389,140
    1998 62,802,566 2,952,518 4,425,387 0 70,180,471 54,956,186 536,165,804
    1999 60,111,097 4,769,822 5,261,968 0 70,142,887 64,843,052 413,611,148
    2000 59,200,224 8,212,342 6,215,803 0 73,628,369 62,150,929 395,159,586
    2001 57,166,667 6,963,335 6,435,711 5 70,565,718 66,372,200 399,560,642
    2002 56,939,443 8,262,392 5,973,392 0 71,175,226 61,959,805 407,048,865
    "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 104 6.66 14.77 0 126 51.01 179
    2001 117 .7135 1.38 0 119 43.63 163
    2002 266 2.11 1.36 0 269 .08575 279
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