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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:CHLORODIFLUOROMETHANE
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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:LEAD COMPOUNDS
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:LEAD COMPOUNDS
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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 33
    Suspected Carcinogens 2,756
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 1,291,085 250
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 130
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 1,292,403 250
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 1,192,924
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 51,228 250
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 1,211,081
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 137,040 21
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 118,824
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 1,294,569 21
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 4
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 98,194 271
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 1,333,702 271
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 137,536 250

    *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 601,897 0 56,880 0 658,777 452,251 NA
    1989 567,761 0 250 0 568,011 236,440 NA
    1990 716,011 0 505 0 716,516 42,573 NA
    1991 556,897 0 0 0 556,897 215,107 800,708
    1992 522,739 0 0 0 522,739 283,507 911,310
    1993 509,781 0 0 0 509,781 291,391 846,276
    1994 344,856 0 0 0 344,856 261,153 622,558
    1995 259,501 0 0 0 259,501 243,984 522,106
    1996 418,039 0 0 0 418,039 274,006 736,648
    1997 441,248 0 155 0 441,403 509,935 705,785
    1998 337,909 0 265 0 338,174 8,589,131 9,887,551
    1999 312,401 0 311 0 312,712 12,287,221 13,864,805
    2000 240,301 0 0 0 240,301 12,685,716 15,740,930
    2001 234,617 0 1,539 0 236,156 13,708,783 16,431,535
    2002 1,333,706 271 875 0 1,334,852 12,077,705 15,092,529
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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