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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:LEAD
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    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 14,929 6
    Suspected Carcinogens 193,761
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 467,535 7
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 24,419 6
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 421,173 4
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 208,561 5
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 330,445 11
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 438,473 7
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 481,073 10
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 483,235 7
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 2,529 4
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 427,234 6
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 490,323 15
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 469,303 159

    *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 8,446,432 0 1,500 0 8,447,932 586,084 NA
    1989 6,733,521 0 365 0 6,733,886 410,601 NA
    1990 7,249,414 0 9,642 0 7,259,056 347,520 NA
    1991 2,618,580 0 9,255 0 2,627,835 3,228,177 14,967,569
    1992 1,320,816 0 8,908 0 1,329,724 3,098,162 16,226,922
    1993 1,085,845 0 9,687 0 1,095,532 3,197,780 16,386,785
    1994 946,403 342 8,325 0 955,070 3,593,690 15,523,262
    1995 910,368 103 6,569 0 917,040 3,953,577 16,211,927
    1996 983,679 130 8,750 0 992,559 4,574,638 17,239,430
    1997 991,186 99 20,778 0 1,012,063 7,203,121 18,673,288
    1998 1,157,831 259 30,546 0 1,188,636 5,988,408 18,593,363
    1999 1,545,934 151 11,600 0 1,557,685 4,463,910 18,824,160
    2000 561,457 198 12,515 0 574,170 4,198,388 20,238,350
    2001 557,899 207 8,596 0 566,702 5,582,847 21,332,655
    2002 495,372 166 8,092 0 503,630 4,626,747 18,989,419
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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