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Environmental Release Report: Zip Code 28208 (CHARLOTTE, NC)
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in Zip Code 28208*
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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 Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:TRICHLOROFLUOROMETHANE
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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
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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 6,096 2
    Suspected Carcinogens 511
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 13,030 2
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 1,560 2
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 7,836
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 7,933 2
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 3,442 2
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 13,320 2
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 123,780 2
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 255
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 126,561 2
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 357 2
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 121,403
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 127,653 2
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 118,835 2

    *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 568,006 0 0 0 568,006 32,583 NA
    1989 53,782 0 0 0 53,782 39,409 NA
    1990 101,814 0 0 0 101,814 70,799 NA
    1991 92,558 0 0 0 92,558 108,966 484,889
    1992 75,723 0 0 0 75,723 65,491 468,942
    1993 89,658 0 0 0 89,658 27,550 478,065
    1994 93,278 0 0 0 93,278 19,903 462,819
    1995 101,103 0 0 0 101,103 55,008 304,545
    1996 120,962 5 0 0 120,967 66,976 257,573
    1997 142,136 0 0 0 142,136 79,031 269,404
    1998 162,269 0 0 0 162,269 1,119,600 1,364,850
    1999 147,812 0 0 0 147,812 1,794,411 2,078,900
    2000 164,263 0 0 0 164,263 2,684,075 2,907,319
    2001 112,811 1 0 0 112,812 1,717,748 2,187,916
    2002 127,666 2 0 0 127,668 1,390,447 1,645,512
    "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 4.86 0 0 0 4.86 10.78 15.64
    2002 5.56 0 0 0 5.56 11.33 16.89
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