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

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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 CALDWELL County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:TRICHLOROETHYLENE
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:TOLUENE
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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 1,929
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 3,447
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 1,518
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 6,541
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 1,929
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 3,447
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 3,447
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 3,447
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 8,059
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 8,059
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 8,059
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 3,447

    *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
    1989 44,900 0 0 0 44,900 250 NA
    1990 44,900 0 0 0 44,900 5 NA
    1991 62,639 0 0 0 62,639 5 62,640
    1992 63,399 0 0 0 63,399 5 63,400
    1993 73,090 0 0 0 73,090 5 73,090
    1994 100,107 0 0 0 100,107 0 100,410
    1995 566,750 0 0 0 566,750 0 566,850
    1996 27,070 0 0 0 27,070 0 747,070
    1997 5,352 0 0 0 5,352 0 500,474
    1998 5,335 0 2 0 5,337 5 603,338
    1999 5,865 0 0 0 5,865 0 638,635
    2000 5,625 0 0 0 5,625 0 610,395
    2001 4,632 0 0 0 4,632 0 497,377
    2002 8,059 0 0 0 8,059 0 585,242
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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