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Environmental Release Report: EL PASO County, CO
 
 
  • Map Locating Toxic Chemical Releases
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in EL PASO County*
    Cleanest/Best Counties in US Percentile Dirtiest/Worst Counties in US
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    Total environmental releases:
    Cancer risk score (air and water releases):
    Noncancer risk score (air and water releases):
    Air releases of recognized carcinogens:
    Air releases of recognized developmental toxicants:
    Air releases of recognized reproductive 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 EL PASO County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:LEAD COMPOUNDS
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:LEAD COMPOUNDS
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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 3,098
    Suspected Carcinogens 5,102 2
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 146,043 30,194
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 4,820
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 141,722 18
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 7,146
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 44,239 15
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 12,640 7
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 180,300 7
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 186,414
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 151,202
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 2,552
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 147,817 20
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 211,821 20
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 209,223 15

    *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 1,366,215 0 20,000 0 1,386,215 1,181,084 NA
    1989 1,487,808 8 63,500 0 1,551,316 1,268,837 NA
    1990 731,792 0 0 0 731,792 760,966 NA
    1991 692,494 3 8 0 692,505 967,049 3,191,789
    1992 383,124 102 5 0 383,231 662,995 2,570,855
    1993 290,930 24 255 0 291,209 707,738 2,431,911
    1994 118,161 33 250 0 118,444 1,189,531 3,120,075
    1995 59,693 97 0 0 59,790 904,264 1,512,996
    1996 63,429 97 157 0 63,683 1,114,246 1,738,950
    1997 75,671 67 0 0 75,738 3,322,153 2,201,238
    1998 356,492 46 393,749 0 750,287 1,521,343 3,087,620
    1999 198,538 32,322 300,188 0 531,048 1,190,826 2,508,870
    2000 250,502 11,951 454,885 0 717,338 1,512,101 3,176,954
    2001 267,631 20,771 1,085,805 0 1,374,207 2,204,329 4,571,321
    2002 215,054 30,196 1,305,421 0 1,550,671 1,660,587 4,645,568
    "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
    2000 1.40 0 0 0 1.40 0 1.40
    2001 1.48 0 0 0 1.48 0 1.47
    2002 1.49 0 0 0 1.49 0 1.49
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