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Environmental Release Report: BELL County, TX
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in BELL 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 TEXAS or facilities in BELL 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 BELL County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:CHROMIUM COMPOUNDS
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:COPPER COMPOUNDS
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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 15,843 16
    Suspected Carcinogens 163,078 5
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 206,314 16
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 16,728 11
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 362,726 5
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 161,844
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 195,704 271
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 376,680 271
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 389,593 11
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 521,618 16
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 5 11
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 224,294 10
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 396,718 520
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 516,551 10

    *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 1,493,594 250 2,105 0 1,495,949 338,573 NA
    1989 1,302,555 0 0 0 1,302,555 121,178 NA
    1990 1,103,363 0 0 0 1,103,363 29,839 NA
    1991 1,210,645 0 0 0 1,210,645 173,531 2,712,484
    1992 591,467 0 0 0 591,467 310,962 2,745,173
    1993 550,199 15 0 0 550,214 378,481 3,279,457
    1994 446,885 20 0 0 446,905 70,430 4,615,866
    1995 398,765 506 0 0 399,271 180,159 9,543,684
    1996 266,881 688 349 0 267,918 186,045 6,571,013
    1997 632,087 15 0 0 632,102 148,338 10,022,930
    1998 627,259 15 61 0 627,335 82,843 9,254,163
    1999 648,578 673 349 0 649,600 293,192 6,790,986
    2000 505,148 688 363 0 506,199 284,407 6,364,427
    2001 409,271 775 1,058 0 411,104 446,611 9,961,819
    2002 524,543 531 765 0 525,839 495,386 8,405,572
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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