POLLUTION LOCATOR | Toxic Chemical Releases |Reports

Environmental Release Report: Zip Code 23234 (RICHMOND, VA)
 
 
  • Map Locating Toxic Chemical Releases
  •   [ top ]
     
     
  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in Zip Code 23234*
    Cleanest/Best Zip Codes in US Percentile Dirtiest/Worst Zip Codes in US
    0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%

    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:

    See how this zip code ranks on other chemical release and waste management attributes tracked by Scorecard

    Rank zip codes in VIRGINIA by chemical releases or waste generation

    *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.

  •   [ top ]
     
     
  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:TRICHLOROFLUOROMETHANE
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to ozone depletion
      [ top ]
     
     
  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:ARSENIC (ORGANIC OR INORGANIC COMPOUNDS)
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to cancer risk
    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:MERCURY COMPOUNDS
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to noncancer risk


    See Scorecard's estimates of the health risks associated with outdoor air pollution for this area

      [ top ]
     
     
  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Sorted by Health Effect*
  • Air Releases
    (Pounds from TRI sources)
    Water Releases
    (Pounds from TRI sources)
    Recognized Carcinogens 82,446 317
    Suspected Carcinogens 18,500 22
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 295,264 11,773
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 70,519 5,787
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 93,049 567
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 80,737 301
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 176,332 5,949
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 155,085 6,487
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 446,695 6,303
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 204,682 3
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 360,030 11,810
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 1,795 16
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 172,611 6,325
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 547,454 6,202
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 449,130 6,246

    *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.
      [ top ]
     
     
  • What We Don't Know About Chemical Safety and Harm
  • Air Releases
    7 TRI chemicals released to air in the United States lack the risk assessment values required for safety assessment
    219 TRI chemicals released to air in the United States lack the exposure estimates required for safety assessment
    Water Releases
    6 TRI chems released to water in the United States lack the risk assessment values required for safety assessment
    173 TRI chemicals released to water in the United States lack the exposure estimates required for safety assessment
      [ top ]
     
     
  • 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 1,851,905 120,600 0 0 1,972,505 5,120,199 NA
    1989 2,291,188 120,200 0 0 2,411,388 4,015,233 NA
    1990 2,062,373 120,180 0 0 2,182,553 2,205,135 NA
    1991 2,474,399 122,718 0 0 2,597,117 1,562,350 9,929,078
    1992 1,925,826 80,129 0 0 2,005,955 1,228,222 8,457,940
    1993 1,519,158 41,169 0 0 1,560,327 850,586 10,523,387
    1994 1,496,860 454 0 0 1,497,314 117,036 1,699,459
    1995 1,268,213 27,503 0 0 1,295,716 724,498 2,219,251
    1996 1,259,792 25,535 0 0 1,285,327 675,773 2,346,734
    1997 1,422,704 23,293 0 0 1,445,997 1,106,369 2,438,921
    1998 1,330,552 23,578 250 0 1,354,380 386,725 3,183,970
    1999 660,439 22,929 250 0 683,618 467,048 2,624,211
    2000 501,893 28,448 0 0 530,342 381,370 2,773,467
    2001 516,389 23,855 1,107 0 541,351 311,955 2,731,872
    2002 557,676 12,170 0 0 569,846 444,583 3,494,795
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
      [ top ]
     
     
  • 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 80.00 0 0 0 80.00 0 80.00
    2001 85.73 0 0 0 85.73 0 85.73
    2002 74.30 0 0 0 74.30 0 74.30
      [ top ]
     
     
    Fax companies responsible for the top-ranked pollution problems in Zip Code 23234 (free)
    Email EPA
    Join an online discussion about this zip code


    Email a Scorecard Community Report to a friend
    Network with environmental groups
    Learn how to use Scorecard to find out about toxics in your community


    Contribute to Environmental Defense
    Volunteer with environmental groups in your community

      [ top ]