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Environmental Release Report: BEXAR County, TX
 
 
  • Map Locating Toxic Chemical Releases
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in BEXAR County*
    Cleanest/Best Counties in US Percentile Dirtiest/Worst Counties in US
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    Cancer risk score (air and water releases):
    Noncancer risk score (air and water releases):
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    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 BEXAR County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:CHLORODIFLUOROMETHANE
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to ozone depletion
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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: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 41,376 32
    Suspected Carcinogens 29,070 5
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 414,874 63
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 46,237 27
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 325,077 36
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 101,562 20
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 227,920 307
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 211,443 58
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 505,496 398
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 553,027 255
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 448,328 887
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 4,283 27
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 351,909 881
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 807,952 1,191
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 723,819 540

    *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 881,548 0 493,151 0 1,374,699 1,759,946 NA
    1989 954,248 250 199,417 0 1,153,915 1,714,531 NA
    1990 1,001,908 0 1,633,599 25 2,635,532 444,972 NA
    1991 889,259 0 257 0 889,516 952,101 2,958,696
    1992 888,183 35 257 0 888,475 2,832,793 6,294,146
    1993 938,324 0 255 0 938,579 2,489,335 7,880,328
    1994 1,190,992 85 255 0 1,191,332 3,062,695 7,474,937
    1995 1,000,370 127 3,047 0 1,003,544 2,421,670 5,859,254
    1996 856,708 510 2,767 0 859,985 51,845,374 23,655,810
    1997 866,096 10 26,188 0 892,294 2,571,168 2,919,868
    1998 956,606 5,385 265,597 0 1,227,588 15,924,250 19,811,392
    1999 959,567 46,937 427,374 0 1,433,878 2,183,063 5,506,093
    2000 1,157,606 1,770 265,821 0 1,425,197 2,443,692 5,634,225
    2001 918,754 1,092 407,186 0 1,327,032 1,956,632 5,051,959
    2002 838,032 1,448 932,733 0 1,772,212 1,793,862 5,959,596
    "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 8.43 0 0 0 8.43 .13 7.85
    2001 2.49 0 0 0 2.49 .13 2.62
    2002 1.15 0 0 0 1.15 0 2.24
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