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

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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 CASTRO County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:ACETALDEHYDE
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:ACETALDEHYDE
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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 54,000
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 85,000
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 54,000
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 85,000
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 33,200
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 225,200
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 2,200
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 87,200
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 87,200

    *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 1,750 0 0 0 1,750 0 NA
    1989 1,250 0 0 0 1,250 0 NA
    1990 1,250 0 0 0 1,250 0 NA
    1991 40,000 0 0 0 40,000 1,214,000 4,845,600
    1992 29,000 0 0 0 29,000 1,316,000 3,943,680
    1993 31,230 0 0 0 31,230 1,404,000 4,179,980
    1994 31,730 0 0 0 31,730 98,900 3,254,400
    1995 31,730 0 0 0 31,730 81,000 3,405,500
    1996 31,730 0 0 0 31,730 74,540 3,447,640
    1997 22,600 0 0 0 22,600 170,978 636,599
    1998 31,152 0 0 0 31,152 75,191 730,281
    1999 31,152 0 0 0 31,152 56,244 844,644
    2000 31,152 0 0 0 31,152 46,568 673,568
    2001 2,000 0 0 0 2,000 62,102 847,582
    2002 225,200 0 0 0 225,200 41,760 1,253,860
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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