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Environmental Release Report: FORT BEND County, TX
 
 
  • Map Locating Toxic Chemical Releases
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in FORT BEND 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 FORT BEND County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:CHLORODIFLUOROMETHANE
    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:ARSENIC (ORGANIC OR INORGANIC 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 3,119 8
    Suspected Carcinogens 7,388 5
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 450,770 21,685
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 1,875 3
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 471,671 15
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 19,852
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 212,967 13
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 64,141 9
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 636,469 18
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 583,242 5
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 494,254 333
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 889 3
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 454,390 325
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 713,453 330
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 622,988 1,610

    *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 656,124 1,882 75,081 14,565 747,652 468,315 NA
    1989 694,626 827 108,643 0 804,096 352,081 NA
    1990 715,943 780 104,790 0 821,513 199,728 NA
    1991 611,457 3,865 46,970 0 662,292 399,848 3,773,632
    1992 546,003 2,760 102,034 0 650,797 539,391 4,353,243
    1993 504,276 24,160 246,016 0 774,452 421,167 3,765,575
    1994 368,480 15,015 227,870 0 611,365 533,055 2,109,558
    1995 349,244 8,315 58,532 0 416,091 1,234,496 2,936,551
    1996 116,854 6,150 0 0 123,004 737,460 1,630,684
    1997 97,266 7,850 30 0 105,146 1,330,196 1,538,818
    1998 690,821 14,435 1,232,200 0 1,937,456 799,766 4,623,880
    1999 727,454 4,510 1,871,700 0 2,603,664 213,251 4,816,874
    2000 652,504 102,229 1,664,826 0 2,419,559 487,307 4,664,994
    2001 682,738 21,987 1,557,432 0 2,262,157 569,274 3,893,550
    2002 722,818 23,606 2,077,881 0 2,824,304 966,182 5,510,153
    "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 4.90 0 0 0 4.90 0 4.90
    2001 2.50 0 0 0 2.50 0 2.50
    2002 3.10 0 0 0 3.10 0 3.10
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