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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:DICHLORODIFLUOROMETHANE
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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
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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 707,430 23,523
    Suspected Carcinogens 130,022 6,472
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 1,322,318 16,091,150
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 532,302 164
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 884,768 17,667
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 584,064 254,360
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 850,162 21,650
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 847,817 39,551
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 1,722,213 323,499
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 248,420 11
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 3,644,770 92,775
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 430,377 13,833
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 1,153,901 61,025
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 4,779,031 96,338
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 1,896,781 78,384

    *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 23,163,095 1,288,975 296,822 193,133,700 217,882,592 11,866,070 NA
    1989 19,486,401 894,309 84,603 205,900,600 226,365,913 1,989,950 NA
    1990 17,809,374 665,389 90,417 64,409,400 82,974,580 1,587,320 NA
    1991 16,660,633 633,444 138,340 54,032,610 71,465,027 4,197,292 724,220,047
    1992 15,663,807 629,085 443,109 55,344,184 72,080,185 3,476,229 654,126,088
    1993 12,771,883 454,669 140,711 40,164,800 53,532,063 4,429,809 568,815,136
    1994 11,175,923 297,014 247,333 9,293,684 21,013,954 5,597,531 877,313,315
    1995 10,621,344 17,845,968 142,819 12,515,476 41,125,607 4,397,124 635,169,421
    1996 9,179,747 14,424,271 259,732 11,413,641 35,277,391 3,766,081 554,775,721
    1997 8,827,470 14,377,784 259,425 13,175,339 36,640,018 7,994,504 791,040,181
    1998 9,255,000 15,296,164 213,492 13,168,892 37,933,548 4,352,972 786,900,247
    1999 5,892,944 20,195,803 186,580 15,245,814 41,521,141 8,742,668 1,316,461,952
    2000 6,156,818 22,324,751 413,126 16,030,146 44,924,841 5,657,552 1,054,664,446
    2001 6,743,896 16,283,852 158,703 22,650,320 45,836,772 14,142,938 625,182,945
    2002 4,993,399 16,411,591 273,080 28,743,651 50,421,721 13,724,559 781,664,316
    "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 141 562 3,856 121 4,680 .44 117,900
    2001 127 709 13,350 83.82 14,270 0 110,500
    2002 109 359 11,200 65.00 11,730 0 94,170
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