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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:CHROMIUM
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:LEAD
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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 1,690
    Suspected Carcinogens 1,598
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 45,911
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 39,450
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 368,524
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 1,690
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 40,507
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 45,507
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 53,157
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 417,322
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 1,190
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 413,531
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 418,135
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 52,402

    *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 201,605 255 4,020 5 205,885 1,065,565 NA
    1989 335,234 255 3,258 5 338,752 1,119,033 NA
    1990 340,286 250 8,218 0 348,754 426,334 NA
    1991 255,866 250 0 0 256,116 870,544 1,224,238
    1992 186,359 0 0 0 186,359 596,080 795,138
    1993 226,615 0 0 0 226,615 614,952 868,008
    1994 68,603 0 0 0 68,603 366,729 456,693
    1995 1,017,819 0 0 0 1,017,819 637,977 1,624,636
    1996 1,130,659 0 0 0 1,130,659 516,239 1,656,540
    1997 819,401 0 0 0 819,401 872,042 1,268,038
    1998 518,168 0 0 0 518,168 815,288 1,333,547
    1999 757,295 0 0 0 757,295 563,357 1,372,470
    2000 1,001,571 0 0 0 1,001,571 309,749 1,549,392
    2001 380,105 0 0 0 380,105 481,295 1,032,462
    2002 418,635 0 0 0 418,635 685,281 1,221,378
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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