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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:CADMIUM
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:LEAD
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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 20,358 2
    Suspected Carcinogens 28,812
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 455,356 2
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 33,548 2
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 418,585 .013
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 41,236
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 164,638 12
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 246,451 2
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 500,007 2
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 268,848
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 477,614 2
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 13,170 2
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 439,327 .013
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 572,320 10
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 519,089

    *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 1,611,265 0 390,400 0 2,001,665 298,176 NA
    1989 1,768,220 500 23,350 0 1,792,070 454,753 NA
    1990 1,320,650 10 16,020 0 1,336,680 4,060,371 NA
    1991 1,425,052 10 18,962 215 1,444,239 61,260,095 89,443,766
    1992 1,594,212 0 27,317 215 1,621,744 152,420,189 168,766,334
    1993 1,093,826 1,005 14,921 0 1,109,752 95,829,005 123,046,476
    1994 377,386 1,505 13,771 0 392,662 18,378,796 33,218,705
    1995 364,725 1,260 9,112 0 375,097 12,151,189 15,200,692
    1996 491,197 1,507 10,616 0 503,320 20,587,376 30,690,890
    1997 304,882 1,757 10,730 0 317,369 46,182,392 36,589,110
    1998 505,508 2 194,075 0 699,585 14,003,902 33,203,515
    1999 445,238 122 603 0 445,963 14,766,872 18,466,344
    2000 549,574 185 420 0 550,179 5,417,901 8,054,528
    2001 612,587 54 106,429 0 719,070 8,058,460 12,546,685
    2002 577,931 12 71,509 0 649,452 6,292,043 10,756,989
    "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 .4096 0 0 0 .4096 .11 .5196
    2001 0 0 0 0 0 .14 .1401
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