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Environmental Release Report: Zip Code 27549 (LOUISBURG, NC)
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in Zip Code 27549*
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    Rank zip codes in NORTH CAROLINA 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.

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
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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 5
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 17,946
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 5
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants .161
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 5
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 5
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 17,946
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 17,946
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 5
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 17,941
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 17,941

    *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
    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
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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
    1990 10 0 0 0 10 500 NA
    1991 13,454 0 0 0 13,454 400 13,854
    1992 31,000 0 0 0 31,000 1,200 32,200
    1993 36,000 0 0 0 36,000 2,200 37,000
    1994 43,000 0 0 0 43,000 1,400 44,000
    1995 22,018 0 0 0 22,018 1,297 23,397
    1996 29,379 0 0 0 29,379 9,454 38,833
    1997 41,590 0 0 0 41,590 33,726 58,453
    1998 44,147 0 0 0 44,147 16,303 60,450
    1999 16,822 0 0 0 16,822 6,157 22,979
    2000 19,108 0 0 0 19,108 6,393 25,501
    2001 17,700 0 0 0 17,700 12,085 29,785
    2002 17,946 0 0 0 17,946 13,289 31,234
    "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
    2001 79.30 0 0 0 79.30 0 79.30
    2002 73.00 0 0 0 73.00 0 73.00
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