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Environmental Release Report: LEA County, NM
 
 
  • Map Locating Toxic Chemical Releases
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in LEA 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 NEW MEXICO or facilities in LEA 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 LEA County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:BENZENE
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to cancer risk
    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:LEAD
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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 10,138 10
    Suspected Carcinogens 7
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 22,330 40
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 9,104 5
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 21,480 35
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 4,644 5
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 15,206 10
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 16,195 35
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 24,850 50
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 35,708 50
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 3,071
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 19,330 25
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 30,601 45
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 24,830 40

    *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 4,123 0 0 0 4,123 2,000 NA
    1989 323,250 0 3,247,000 0 3,570,250 11,500 NA
    1990 230,363 0 7,438,170 0 7,668,533 9,500 NA
    1991 206,275 0 7,921,032 0 8,127,307 9,250 8,130,653
    1992 8,743 0 0 0 8,743 2,875 6,577
    1993 22,597 0 0 0 22,597 3,120 22,528
    1994 35,205 0 0 0 35,205 5,815 680,723
    1995 35,170 0 0 0 35,170 2,755 784,352
    1996 63,155 0 0 0 63,155 3,500 180,906
    1997 367,861 0 0 0 367,861 6,250 2,107,591
    1998 71,563 0 0 0 71,563 4,571 1,603,679
    1999 50,874 0 0 0 50,874 164,060 1,762,776
    2000 42,063 25 0 0 42,088 159,015 406,817
    2001 29,996 25 0 0 30,021 227,979 420,632
    2002 36,470 50 208,499 0 245,019 38,419 824,804
    "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 1.30 0 0 0 1.30 0 1.30
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