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Environmental Release Report: ECTOR County, TX
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in ECTOR 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):
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    Air releases of recognized developmental 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 ECTOR County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:CHROMIUM
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:MERCURY
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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 13,145 .300
    Suspected Carcinogens 100,698
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 32,427 .300
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 16,778 .300
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 104,706
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 8,900
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 33,214 .300
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 48,251 .300
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 70,898 .300
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 9,763
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 1,451,320 .300
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 7,887 .300
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 87,261
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 1,621,319
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 166,202

    *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 4,860,426 0 637,331 2,012,200 7,509,957 322,995 NA
    1989 3,474,655 0 15,458 967,424 4,457,537 3,399 NA
    1990 3,318,368 0 25,692 434,281 3,778,341 47,250 NA
    1991 3,086,922 0 11,737 120,470 3,219,129 1,354,381 32,410,879
    1992 3,330,556 0 18,177 156,245 3,504,978 2,599,093 11,754,051
    1993 2,911,263 0 19,067 118,928 3,049,258 1,732,622 331,033,438
    1994 2,833,543 0 12,993 117,076 2,963,612 445,846 397,646,071
    1995 2,858,502 93,740 12,763 131,524 3,096,529 839,653 22,263,657
    1996 2,609,131 95,000 14,937 88,319 2,807,387 977,048 13,557,952
    1997 1,448,595 122,750 22,352 278,740 1,872,437 3,112,788 33,356,763
    1998 3,224,080 120,260 19,197 0 3,363,537 2,082,517 8,119,606
    1999 1,710,302 20 16,145 0 1,726,467 2,095,054 16,977,387
    2000 1,481,567 15 3,685 68,710 1,553,977 1,133,439 33,275,205
    2001 1,430,843 5 1,082 9,708 1,441,638 1,136,918 16,544,453
    2002 1,625,273 .300 14,625 0 1,639,898 931,609 18,219,863
    "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 1.19 0 0 0 1.19 0 1.19
    2001 1.16 0 0 0 1.16 0 1.16
    2002 .09183 0 0 0 .09183 0 .09183
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