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Environmental Release Report: HOUSTON County, GA
 
 
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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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    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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    Rank counties in GEORGIA or facilities in HOUSTON County 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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  • Environmental Justice Analysis for HOUSTON County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:TETRACHLOROETHYLENE
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:MERCURY
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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 46,622
    Suspected Carcinogens 101,261
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 214,697 71,059
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 32,296
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 177,817 6
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 123,524
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 140,679
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 239,052 1,937
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 239,324 1,937
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 239,324 1,937
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 162
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 232,283 6
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 239,324 1,937
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 209,064 1,937

    *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 343,349 0 250 0 343,599 17,544 NA
    1989 257,064 0 250 0 257,314 8,309 NA
    1990 297,951 0 250 0 298,201 11,015 NA
    1991 213,224 0 250 0 213,474 67,562 374,940
    1992 22,361 0 0 0 22,361 71,739 83,614
    1993 0 0 0 0 0 404 236
    1994 702,014 145 0 0 702,159 81,824 935,687
    1995 497,105 152 0 0 497,257 100,859 639,782
    1996 295,967 81 0 0 296,048 62,821 383,332
    1997 6,668 0 0 0 6,668 39,726 44,569
    1998 406,921 157 0 0 407,078 33,303 483,044
    1999 312,720 101 0 0 312,821 52,086 400,662
    2000 211,395 1,078 0 0 212,473 74,521 478,038
    2001 252,648 64,200 578 0 317,426 88,852 604,493
    2002 239,324 71,059 412 0 310,795 60,582 1,235,784
    "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 .187 0 0 0 .187 0 .187
    2002 .173 0 0 0 .173 0 .173
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