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Environmental Release Report: Zip Code 28645 (LENOIR, NC)
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in Zip Code 28645*
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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 35,331 5
    Suspected Carcinogens 114,781
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 845,092 5
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 321,756
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 614,140
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 144,226
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 630,566 5
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 935,895
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 1,001,010 10
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 1,001,265 10
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 536
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 793,041 5
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 1,000,729 10
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 986,128 10

    *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 9,882,685 0 0 0 9,882,685 325,311 NA
    1989 4,794,141 0 250 0 4,794,391 108,857 NA
    1990 4,955,734 0 250 0 4,955,984 188,898 NA
    1991 4,083,159 0 750 0 4,083,909 492,181 2,576,956
    1992 3,912,901 0 0 0 3,912,901 552,146 2,887,651
    1993 2,451,551 0 0 0 2,451,551 299,697 3,131,212
    1994 2,041,257 0 0 0 2,041,257 206,044 3,346,253
    1995 1,799,784 0 0 0 1,799,784 216,599 3,330,589
    1996 1,543,177 0 0 0 1,543,177 232,840 2,593,696
    1997 595,952 0 0 0 595,952 530,789 2,632,124
    1998 442,176 0 0 0 442,176 156,336 1,920,617
    1999 1,105,848 0 0 0 1,105,848 206,466 3,601,888
    2000 913,089 5 0 0 913,094 229,748 4,499,673
    2001 1,065,707 10 0 0 1,065,717 274,241 2,836,773
    2002 1,001,265 10 .170 0 1,001,276 351,551 3,470,271
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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