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Environmental Release Report: BOWIE County, TX
 
 
  • Map Locating Toxic Chemical Releases
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in BOWIE 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 BOWIE 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 BOWIE County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:CHROMIUM
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to cancer risk
    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:LEAD 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 10,795
    Suspected Carcinogens 261 5
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 43,858 10
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 5,395
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 87,482 5
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 246
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 33,266 5
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 92,795 15
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 93,180 15
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 99,044 5
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 740
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 42,400 10
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 93,352 15
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 98,583 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 1,688,363 121,812 9,000 0 1,819,175 199,912 NA
    1989 293,294 500 0 0 293,794 174,905 NA
    1990 560,594 241,005 0 0 801,599 76,428 NA
    1991 284,789 250 0 0 285,039 9,404 3,060,486
    1992 245,484 5 5,000 0 250,489 80,314 4,443,180
    1993 133,441 986 5,000 0 139,427 53,706 7,646,862
    1994 229,383 4,293 32 0 233,708 860,799 3,781,297
    1995 172,659 2,690 0 0 175,349 584,469 6,623,213
    1996 127,364 79 105 0 127,548 232,955 8,274,456
    1997 29,354 109 0 0 29,463 925,034 100,920,528
    1998 43,564 100 850 0 44,514 183,281 4,102,190
    1999 48,130 120 398,203 0 446,453 467,485 1,506,321
    2000 65,098 20 0 0 65,118 425,939 6,874,111
    2001 79,182 20 212,868 0 292,070 340,401 5,368,968
    2002 103,847 15 231,232 0 335,095 470,045 21,192,374
    "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 1.09 0 0 0 1.09 25.00 26.09
    2002 1.95 0 .0858 0 2.03 22.00 24.03
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