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Environmental Release Report: GALVESTON County, TX
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in GALVESTON 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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    Rank counties in TEXAS or facilities in GALVESTON County by chemical releases or waste generation

    *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 GALVESTON County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:CHLOROTRIFLUOROMETHANE
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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:BENZENE
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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 464,266 2,267
    Suspected Carcinogens 372,726 20,893
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 1,543,142 660,679
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 406,020 892
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 1,368,321 111,550
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 492,813 1,730
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 1,233,230 4,959
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 1,343,208 175,454
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 1,853,832 192,084
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 292,806
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 3,078,189 198,008
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 261,294 750
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 1,375,818 26,786
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 3,548,046 200,128
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 2,449,966 92,539

    *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 9,047,607 77,338 780,937 49,885,280 59,791,162 14,097,030 NA
    1989 12,631,118 90,785 232,178 31,153,180 44,107,261 8,954,899 NA
    1990 11,081,086 158,567 2,240,342 43,037,614 56,517,609 4,868,117 NA
    1991 8,374,341 215,128 244,471 44,694,329 53,528,269 26,688,925 227,198,311
    1992 7,487,805 341,703 4,681,967 49,975,400 62,486,875 30,360,093 237,187,484
    1993 6,965,850 269,958 154,935 38,513,632 45,904,375 34,750,939 183,963,972
    1994 4,623,263 129,422 85,144 10,779,837 15,617,666 3,119,417 126,690,253
    1995 4,304,792 273,671 3,470 19,487,785 24,069,718 5,179,790 142,308,945
    1996 6,468,162 167,443 30,012 14,206,305 20,871,922 10,952,388 155,700,564
    1997 5,579,971 209,785 4,873 14,608,979 20,403,608 10,900,633 192,333,777
    1998 7,270,210 630,098 13,092 13,405,664 21,319,064 6,821,725 200,673,057
    1999 6,306,419 151,231 1,208 14,010,667 20,469,525 6,500,759 97,128,096
    2000 6,830,194 570,814 604 18,932,759 26,334,371 8,482,641 173,416,948
    2001 6,472,230 1,011,374 588 5,481,304 12,965,496 7,349,394 89,203,754
    2002 3,987,483 710,927 24,118 5,204,018 9,926,545 9,185,248 84,651,772
    "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 .2335 2.00 0 0 2.23 0 4.20
    2001 .209 1.81 0 0 2.02 0 2.02
    2002 .2211 .00435 0 0 .2254 0 4.22
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