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Environmental Release Report: WEST VIRGINIA
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in WEST 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 WEST 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: MERCURY
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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 796,767 26,002
    Suspected Carcinogens 535,757 87,195
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 8,326,088 3,847,608
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 1,495,658 3,221
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 7,395,985 374,836
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 1,300,990 6,653
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 54,716,159 189,480
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 4,359,106 394,744
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 62,934,059 635,913
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 62,152,358 27,594
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 11,051,707 707,772
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 720,224 2,715
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 8,135,506 360,128
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 69,191,354 811,200
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 68,641,772 408,516

    *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 39,411,605 4,819,477 5,283,722 0 49,514,804 32,253,322 NA
    1989 34,408,982 3,176,270 10,193,340 0 47,778,592 15,469,724 NA
    1990 31,527,088 2,104,348 7,922,628 6,405 41,560,469 15,931,752 NA
    1991 27,822,056 1,554,695 323,166 0 29,699,917 40,495,338 522,152,345
    1992 24,083,485 1,523,459 261,463 0 25,868,407 52,795,186 397,124,810
    1993 23,302,637 1,787,599 329,600 64 25,419,900 57,684,749 421,242,607
    1994 20,602,475 1,247,684 617,298 1,493 22,468,950 64,950,797 415,223,470
    1995 18,393,929 8,665,922 296,542 1,000 27,357,393 56,526,831 416,133,925
    1996 16,522,084 8,336,891 642,612 0 25,501,587 48,607,726 351,887,296
    1997 13,979,963 6,771,631 71,656 0 20,823,250 42,688,366 313,800,240
    1998 76,127,745 7,637,046 11,680,198 38 95,445,027 30,880,322 333,779,884
    1999 77,500,978 7,909,902 11,032,956 10 96,443,846 33,430,951 347,841,061
    2000 73,373,396 4,667,332 13,494,319 14,409 91,549,456 33,320,319 378,890,530
    2001 59,459,112 3,788,537 11,489,382 14,397 74,751,428 30,706,343 346,870,354
    2002 69,988,408 4,301,625 13,297,474 15 87,587,522 25,435,291 364,186,030
    "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 66.62 2.81 .16 0 69.59 .9378 70.36
    2001 52.24 2.81 0 0 55.04 2.13 57.58
    2002 68.32 2.81 0 0 71.13 .32 73.40
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