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Environmental Release Report: Zip Code 28659 (NORTH WILKESBORO, NC)
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in Zip Code 28659*
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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 22,250
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 12,156
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 10,094
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 4
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 22,250
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 22,250
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 22,250
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 22,250
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 4
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 22,246
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 22,250
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 22,250

    *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 839,408 117,000 0 0 956,408 138,411 NA
    1989 599,050 0 0 0 599,050 101,911 NA
    1990 482,163 0 0 0 482,163 13,746 NA
    1991 524,209 0 0 0 524,209 25,833 593,525
    1992 689,889 0 0 0 689,889 40,961 769,425
    1993 697,275 0 0 0 697,275 51,557 803,240
    1994 497,356 0 0 0 497,356 24,204 572,310
    1995 596,695 0 0 0 596,695 16,990 665,752
    1996 494,126 0 0 0 494,126 20,338 568,435
    1997 135,811 0 0 0 135,811 26,600 149,111
    1998 33,133 0 0 0 33,133 24,123 57,256
    1999 32,076 0 0 0 32,076 16,703 48,779
    2000 54,583 0 0 0 54,583 16,105 72,011
    2001 10,369 0 0 0 10,369 3,542 15,092
    2002 22,251 0 0 0 22,251 3,551 26,478
    "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 84.00 0 0 0 84.00 0 84.00
    2002 157 0 0 0 157 0 157
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