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Environmental Release Report: CALHOUN County, TX
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in CALHOUN 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 CALHOUN 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 CALHOUN 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:ETHYLENE OXIDE
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:MERCURY 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 413,317 856
    Suspected Carcinogens 73,106 21,019
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 642,886 1,233,163
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 209,310 14
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 428,629 1,168,669
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 180,926 36
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 252,361 791
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 255,692 1,191,193
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 730,966 1,243,252
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 3,943
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 2,838,535 1,243,010
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 206,764 7
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 339,605 1,220,733
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 3,209,663 1,243,254
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 709,281 1,131,788

    *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 9,881,377 1,926,855 2,842,120 77,782,250 92,432,602 66,754 NA
    1989 3,588,587 13,073 111,984 65,251,083 68,964,727 43,523 NA
    1990 3,051,810 49,053 24,821 32,430,887 35,556,571 402,122 NA
    1991 2,860,970 58,519 12,710 28,963,776 31,895,975 20,038,537 211,027,756
    1992 2,347,060 84,616 37,400 26,767,584 29,236,660 15,889,279 155,710,379
    1993 2,788,182 43,286 21,844 20,531,246 23,384,558 10,180,217 137,345,576
    1994 2,735,297 21,873 117,168 11,247,640 14,121,978 11,131,802 128,392,750
    1995 2,803,621 6,264 20,017 12,894,900 15,724,802 12,748,878 166,029,789
    1996 3,522,735 14,551 9,445 10,537,100 14,083,831 11,732,032 237,014,482
    1997 3,086,750 19,491 42,658 13,554,980 16,703,879 23,468,300 334,408,200
    1998 2,569,408 16,530 6,830 12,244,978 14,837,746 11,992,339 247,382,802
    1999 3,317,447 185,862 9,771 13,860,117 17,373,197 9,670,325 285,470,298
    2000 2,986,029 115,077 15,639 16,716,347 19,833,092 14,555,070 332,338,878
    2001 2,415,358 104,193 152,083 14,479,282 17,150,915 4,759,728 186,565,190
    2002 3,214,936 1,285,226 176,943 18,133,869 22,810,975 1,063,718 209,885,431
    "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 1.61 .61 0 0 2.22 153 155
    2001 1.47 0 0 0 1.47 191 192
    2002 1.66 0 0 0 1.66 147 149
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