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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:1,1-DICHLORO-1-FLUOROETHANE
    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:CHROMIUM COMPOUNDS
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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 113
    Suspected Carcinogens 37,441
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 63,116
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 189
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 37,151
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 37,113
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 57,660
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 37,424
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 57,037
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 19,701
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 68,195
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 75
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 42,351
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 62,700
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 57,065

    *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 174,050 0 250 0 174,300 250 NA
    1989 282,127 0 500 0 282,627 6,827 NA
    1990 249,175 0 15 0 249,190 3,110 NA
    1991 49,756 4,166 250 0 54,172 0 99,348
    1992 52,099 0 750 0 52,849 2,158 90,519
    1993 36,141 1,750 750 0 38,641 6,685 168,154
    1994 79,253 750 0 0 80,003 19,391 169,096
    1995 52,856 250 0 0 53,106 18,314 164,627
    1996 105,314 250 5,478 0 111,042 52,897 205,761
    1997 183,427 250 6,330 0 190,007 61,724 299,863
    1998 149,595 310 5,850 0 155,755 73,058 444,387
    1999 98,337 0 8,466 0 106,803 46,864 127,716
    2000 108,948 0 4,953 0 113,902 116,817 134,245
    2001 59,336 0 9,161 0 68,498 54,379 104,640
    2002 88,650 0 12,078 0 100,728 37,044 137,541
    "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 147 0 0 0 147 0 147
    2001 3.59 0 0 0 3.59 0 3.59
    2002 .1082 0 0 0 .1082 0 .1082
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