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Environmental Release Report: ELLIS County, TX
 
 
  • Map Locating Toxic Chemical Releases
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in ELLIS 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:
    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 ELLIS 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:MERCURY 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 160,638 13
    Suspected Carcinogens 66,046 44
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 311,474 14
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 173,661 5
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 139,257 9
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 156,521
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 392,689 504
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 242,301 78
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 983,144 5
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 607,310
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 1,020,009 227
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 72,261 4
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 912,953 232
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 1,645,505 751
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 1,582,025 54

    *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 741,833 0 6,644,479 0 7,386,312 203,626 NA
    1989 728,810 0 926,914 0 1,655,724 425,182 NA
    1990 376,538 5 250 0 376,793 83,264 NA
    1991 754,949 11 0 0 754,960 12,250,287 54,877,321
    1992 552,995 26 0 0 553,021 11,160,849 59,345,370
    1993 599,084 751 293 0 600,128 10,103,602 46,336,070
    1994 649,206 1 33,000 0 682,207 11,064,825 53,055,167
    1995 714,751 1 103,130 0 817,882 12,199,406 21,135,222
    1996 711,571 7 29,304 0 740,882 12,419,772 45,513,028
    1997 729,455 76 634,509 0 1,364,040 24,530,592 41,664,078
    1998 1,007,057 51 799,724 0 1,806,832 13,085,116 51,667,608
    1999 1,227,742 378 1,191,377 0 2,419,497 11,732,090 53,192,140
    2000 2,276,256 342 1,303,712 0 3,580,310 10,729,566 38,453,963
    2001 2,033,151 871 526,868 0 2,560,890 12,502,771 47,381,368
    2002 1,656,802 755 697,545 0 2,355,102 13,318,537 30,282,956
    "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 1.64 0 0 0 1.64 0 1.64
    2001 2.06 0 0 0 2.06 0 2.06
    2002 .7956 0 0 0 .7956 0 .7956
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