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Environmental Release Report: Zip Code 29405 (CHARLESTON, SC)
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in Zip Code 29405*
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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:METHYL BROMIDE
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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:1,2-DICHLOROETHANE
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:COPPER
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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 91,463 567
    Suspected Carcinogens 50
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 186,204
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 1,374
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 189,151
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 13,318
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 125,803 567
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 165,519
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 234,273 567
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 2,383
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 232,015 567
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 3,133
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 187,642 567
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 257,836 567
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 241,920 567

    *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 265,400 500 0 0 265,900 23,200 NA
    1989 90,669 500 0 0 91,169 6,393 NA
    1990 1,352,344 750 0 0 1,353,094 8,329,453 NA
    1991 474,184 600 0 0 474,784 5,608,746 23,352,952
    1992 622,031 650 0 0 622,681 4,025,224 27,291,155
    1993 757,651 2,510 12,950 0 773,111 4,181,991 22,828,844
    1994 1,392,746 9,468 750 0 1,402,964 9,540,533 42,284,035
    1995 451,187 1,458 13,193 0 465,838 3,547,104 4,896,016
    1996 394,131 579 12,226 0 406,936 3,244,947 4,863,495
    1997 327,832 827 16,366 0 345,025 4,571,039 5,548,524
    1998 209,923 614 1,496 0 212,033 2,896,531 3,618,966
    1999 314,688 256 0 0 314,944 6,940,624 7,019,749
    2000 163,750 256 5 0 164,011 2,680,938 19,253,320
    2001 243,165 250 0 0 243,415 2,196,994 6,648,861
    2002 257,984 567 0 0 258,551 2,628,044 5,921,687
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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