POLLUTION LOCATOR | Toxic Chemical Releases |Pollution Releases Ranked by Noncancer Risk Score

County: NUECES
  • From 1988 to 2002, total noncancer risk scores have increased 63%.
  • See a list of facilities releasing noncancer hazards in NUECES.
  • Chemical Name Noncancer Risk Scores
    Pounds of toluene-equivalents
    MERCURY530,000,000
    LEAD COMPOUNDS77,000,000
    MERCURY COMPOUNDS42,000,000
    CHROMIUM COMPOUNDS21,000,000
    DIETHANOLAMINE10,000,000
    SELENIUM5,200,000
    ANTIMONY COMPOUNDS5,200,000
    NICKEL COMPOUNDS4,300,000
    VANADIUM1,900,000
    BENZENE1,800,000
    FORMALDEHYDE900,000
    COPPER COMPOUNDS880,000
    COBALT COMPOUNDS670,000
    1,2,4-TRIMETHYLBENZENE590,000
    HYDROCHLORIC ACID400,000
    LEAD330,000
    ZINC COMPOUNDS250,000
    TOLUENE230,000
    TETRACHLOROETHYLENE180,000
    ACETALDEHYDE110,000
    XYLENE (MIXED ISOMERS)67,000
    AMMONIA64,000
    NAPHTHALENE49,000
    P-XYLENE44,000
    METHANOL34,000
    O-XYLENE26,000
    CUMENE16,000
    M-XYLENE14,000
    PROPYLENE10,000
    TRICHLOROETHYLENE8,000
    N-HEXANE7,400
    ETHYLBENZENE6,600
    1,3-BUTADIENE6,200
    BIPHENYL5,400
    METHYL TERT-BUTYL ETHER4,800
    N-BUTYL ALCOHOL3,300
    CARBON DISULFIDE1,500
    CYCLOHEXANE740
    PHENOL530
    FORMIC ACID530
    ETHYLENE GLYCOL430
    TRIETHYLAMINE150
    STYRENE4


    Note: These rankings do not cover all chemical releases reported to TRI - they only include chemicals that possess risk scores. As a result of data gaps or modeling problems, not all TRI chemicals possess the information required to weight their mass release by toxicity and exposure potential. Dioxin compounds, for example, are not included in these rankings. TRI chemicals that lack risk scores should not be assumed to be safe.