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Environmental Release Report: CALCASIEU Parish, LA
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in CALCASIEU Parish*
    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 CALCASIEU Parish

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:1,1,1-TRICHLOROETHANE
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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:CARBON TETRACHLORIDE
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:MERCURY 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 403,716 4,647
    Suspected Carcinogens 80,350 817
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 1,615,735 554,675
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 523,640 740
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 2,660,300 19,328
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 265,257 1,994
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 814,416 17,268
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 1,472,288 45,024
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 1,833,683 206,051
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 659,552 26
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 4,919,262 215,793
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 146,710 473
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 3,027,476 185,935
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 5,458,696 235,208
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 2,603,172 204,016

    *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 16,027,899 7,524,417 37,692 9,330,870 32,920,878 13,970,114 NA
    1989 15,664,109 3,180,518 24,739 9,154,300 28,023,666 2,234,811 NA
    1990 16,002,977 994,827 24,132 10,165,100 27,187,036 3,093,758 NA
    1991 12,998,254 1,261,951 7,991 9,284,726 23,552,922 10,328,535 408,913,468
    1992 10,447,108 1,719,256 5,296 3,930,990 16,102,650 166,518,059 734,033,036
    1993 6,379,350 1,160,144 1,187,151 0 8,726,645 31,046,264 559,846,448
    1994 5,557,720 290,075 1,681,932 0 7,529,727 17,199,875 374,843,734
    1995 7,404,032 471,494 2,490,877 0 10,366,403 15,884,300 341,766,151
    1996 6,309,028 573,571 2,800,041 40,697 9,723,337 18,003,520 356,153,800
    1997 6,063,638 471,594 3,100,046 0 9,635,278 42,304,722 331,446,121
    1998 6,072,678 431,311 7,003,616 0 13,507,605 26,212,461 383,508,114
    1999 6,134,174 634,283 10,411,535 0 17,179,992 20,877,548 397,270,752
    2000 6,202,643 741,815 7,186,626 0 14,131,084 12,992,724 710,143,183
    2001 5,183,221 861,519 6,963,279 0 13,008,018 18,891,094 508,532,110
    2002 6,097,865 752,974 7,638,987 0 14,489,827 25,110,272 637,118,615
    "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 6.82 75.54 357 0 440 4,270 20,300
    2001 6.51 43.40 225 0 275 2,643 17,210
    2002 3.01 14.87 11.65 0 29.53 3,564 18,300
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