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Environmental Release Report: GRIMES County, TX
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in GRIMES 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 GRIMES 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 GRIMES 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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    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 265 5
    Suspected Carcinogens 255 5
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 361,940 5
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 47,317
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 297,053 5
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 348
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 469,258 10
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 87,256 10
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 783,583 10
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 678,878
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 362,267 10
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 10
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 344,942 15
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 783,994 15
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 784,785 10

    *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 1,200 0 0 0 1,200 0 NA
    1989 750 0 0 0 750 0 NA
    1990 750 0 0 0 750 0 NA
    1991 122 18,000 0 0 18,122 268,581 286,701
    1992 117 19,500 0 0 19,617 182,234 201,852
    1993 224 0 0 0 224 499,691 499,915
    1994 13,550 0 0 0 13,550 618,407 631,312
    1995 16,658 0 0 0 16,658 611,948 627,961
    1996 14,105 0 0 0 14,105 524,817 538,922
    1997 16,534 0 0 0 16,534 1,008,468 511,710
    1998 247,495 0 252,313 0 499,808 479,471 1,001,017
    1999 312,793 0 211,717 0 524,510 588,317 2,686,705
    2000 265,014 0 216,970 0 481,984 394,201 2,489,115
    2001 8,454,776 0 72,503 0 8,527,279 503,779 10,206,514
    2002 785,276 15 55,257 0 840,548 214,307 2,245,032
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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