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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:DICHLORODIFLUOROMETHANE
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to ozone depletion
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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:HYDRAZINE
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:PHOSGENE
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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 17,080 581
    Suspected Carcinogens 1,579 5
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 33,675 47,051
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 6,686 39
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 96,099 520
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 8,953 1,847
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 24,021 2,289
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 30,586 2,298
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 82,485 9,451
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 19,467
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 241,202 9,893
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 1,748 35
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 141,681 9,853
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 338,524 8,285
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 86,340 9,789

    *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 1,045,068 18,043 233 0 1,063,344 1,817,520 NA
    1989 878,548 11,151 1,500 0 891,199 3,769,309 NA
    1990 844,950 86,060 2,015 0 933,025 1,168,396 NA
    1991 832,029 95,415 765 0 928,209 2,473,005 8,095,627
    1992 595,919 95,315 505 0 691,739 2,329,565 8,471,725
    1993 537,579 93,010 255 0 630,844 2,544,384 8,431,210
    1994 471,165 17,635 0 0 488,800 2,223,955 8,444,321
    1995 337,543 3,013,160 0 0 3,350,703 4,118,230 16,059,142
    1996 342,872 2,209,865 0 0 2,552,737 7,717,149 19,243,680
    1997 284,373 3,140,054 0 0 3,424,427 13,202,702 19,085,941
    1998 315,845 3,627,409 0 0 3,943,254 7,893,132 21,756,105
    1999 400,223 684,780 0 0 1,085,003 12,984,980 43,798,046
    2000 445,960 141,044 0 0 587,004 14,121,073 53,917,096
    2001 463,786 81,456 0 0 545,242 15,950,430 42,821,689
    2002 347,277 54,746 0 0 402,023 13,653,142 27,091,289
    "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 4.60 0 0 0 4.60 0 4.60
    2001 3.10 0 0 0 3.10 0 3.10
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