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Environmental Release Report: Zip Code 27962 (PLYMOUTH, NC)
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in Zip Code 27962*
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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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  • 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 65,808 11,840
    Suspected Carcinogens 161 22
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 25,289 31,530
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 245 154
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 567,783 30,785
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 536,786 14,035
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 580,155 33,131
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 1,219,201 34,930
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 526,292
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 800,612 76,467
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 209 154
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 233,523 45,407
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 1,328,066 78,442
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 1,327,227 54,285

    *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
    1988 1,436,516 29,871 7,781 0 1,474,168 2,258 NA
    1989 1,275,768 24,400 4,000 0 1,304,168 2,750 NA
    1990 1,371,535 16,480 3,850 0 1,391,865 6,970 NA
    1991 2,049,709 17,074 0 0 2,066,783 1,000 34,688,220
    1992 2,292,627 18,650 0 0 2,311,277 570 35,314,169
    1993 2,093,132 19,320 0 0 2,112,452 709 34,581,005
    1994 2,359,278 161,715 0 0 2,520,993 5,844 14,888,516
    1995 2,002,417 126,059 0 0 2,128,476 5,855 32,485,864
    1996 2,237,662 202,935 0 0 2,440,597 350 22,374,675
    1997 2,258,537 216,659 83,245 0 2,558,441 26,140 13,229,509
    1998 1,961,604 271,019 109,162 0 2,341,785 69,094 20,592,394
    1999 1,928,993 149,307 105,621 0 2,183,921 299 20,607,028
    2000 1,847,663 151,015 266,991 0 2,265,669 280 20,577,297
    2001 1,573,103 132,526 204,390 0 1,910,019 70 20,217,841
    2002 1,329,040 125,281 234,404 0 1,688,725 60 14,325,442
    "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 1.72 .3669 .0637 0 2.15 0 6.00
    2001 1.40 .804 120 0 123 0 3.55
    2002 1.03 .7433 133 0 135 0 3.52
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