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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:LEAD COMPOUNDS
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to cancer risk
    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:LEAD 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 80,669 4,254
    Suspected Carcinogens 4
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 108,616 18
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 388
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 1,500,641 2,232
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 378,641 13,472
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 1,500,924 2,232
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 1,903,482 18,166
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 345,844
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 1,730,808 91,815
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 384
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 208,885 89,565
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 2,080,100 101,015
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 2,075,103 36,766

    *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 250 0 0 0 250 4,000 NA
    1989 1,409,200 27,850 0 1,400 1,438,450 1,200 NA
    1990 1,879,135 114,900 0 0 1,994,035 454 NA
    1991 1,504,485 98,100 0 0 1,602,585 27,806 43,261,461
    1992 1,409,205 66,900 0 0 1,476,105 4,710 47,362,093
    1993 2,278,300 60,805 0 0 2,339,105 4,100 15,583,908
    1994 2,293,753 5,746 0 0 2,299,499 1,500 11,258,119
    1995 2,337,900 3,447 0 0 2,341,347 750 11,314,045
    1996 2,037,956 7,320 0 0 2,045,276 0 14,410,220
    1997 2,432,862 143,003 327,526 0 2,903,391 0 15,536,613
    1998 2,326,996 112,910 118,342 0 2,558,248 0 13,247,960
    1999 2,258,815 85,878 199,138 0 2,543,831 0 21,729,707
    2000 2,048,395 152,319 76,633 0 2,277,347 0 21,146,733
    2001 1,944,539 151,818 76,698 0 2,173,055 0 19,992,665
    2002 2,081,294 117,401 87,556 0 2,286,251 0 24,392,544
    "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 .8583 .1278 .9434 0 1.93 0 5.18
    2001 .28 2.11 1.86 0 4.25 0 4.46
    2002 .29 .11 5.41 0 5.81 0 5.81
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