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Environmental Release Report: HOUSTON County, AL
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in HOUSTON County*
    Cleanest/Best Counties in US Percentile Dirtiest/Worst Counties in US
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    Noncancer risk score (air and water releases):
    Air releases of recognized carcinogens:
    Air releases of recognized developmental toxicants:

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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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  • Environmental Justice Analysis for HOUSTON County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:no data available
    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:COBALT
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    See Scorecard's estimates of the health risks associated with outdoor air pollution for this area

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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 2,980
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 453,008 250
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 104,350
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 348,658 250
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 107,330
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 453,018 260
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 453,018 250
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 500
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 453,018 250
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 453,018 250
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 453,528 260
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 453,518 250

    *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
    6 TRI chemicals released to air in the United States lack the risk assessment values required for safety assessment
    218 TRI chemicals released to air in the United States lack the exposure estimates required for safety assessment
    Water Releases
    5 TRI chems released to water in the United States lack the risk assessment values required for safety assessment
    172 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 1,665,950 8,050 0 0 1,674,000 149,136 NA
    1989 1,831,475 0 0 0 1,831,475 241,907 NA
    1990 1,736,788 5 0 0 1,736,793 387,300 NA
    1991 1,527,624 0 0 0 1,527,624 607,862 12,471,964
    1992 1,354,312 0 0 0 1,354,312 612,067 12,677,710
    1993 1,052,563 29 0 0 1,052,592 564,509 9,777,605
    1994 1,144,752 255 0 0 1,145,007 951,833 12,610,357
    1995 877,949 3,905 0 0 881,854 949,412 12,564,722
    1996 1,066,403 1,005 0 0 1,067,408 961,404 13,958,446
    1997 1,216,599 375 26,000 0 1,242,974 2,208,248 15,872,942
    1998 979,426 607 0 0 980,033 661,356 14,415,223
    1999 673,239 822 0 0 674,061 1,090,864 13,684,962
    2000 569,350 510 0 0 569,860 669,491 14,965,655
    2001 382,540 260 0 0 382,800 672,383 13,931,602
    2002 453,528 260 0 0 453,788 570,963 13,534,141
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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