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

    See how this county ranks on other chemical release and waste management attributes tracked by Scorecard

    Rank counties in TEXAS or facilities in HAYS 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 HAYS County

    View Summary Environmental Justice Report (en español).

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:LEAD COMPOUNDS
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to cancer risk
    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:MERCURY COMPOUNDS
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to noncancer risk


    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 12
    Suspected Carcinogens 16
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 28
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 28
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 12
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 12
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 12
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 28
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 12
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 25
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 25

    *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 10,250 0 0 0 10,250 500 NA
    1989 500 0 0 0 500 0 NA
    1990 1,000 0 0 0 1,000 250 NA
    1991 42,580 0 0 0 42,580 750 93,900
    1992 55,278 0 0 0 55,278 250 727,863
    1993 47,455 0 0 0 47,455 250 672,483
    1994 65,251 0 0 0 65,251 134,101 729,978
    1995 66,518 0 0 0 66,518 700,233 870,038
    1996 78,485 0 0 0 78,485 39,648 766,452
    1997 70,039 0 0 0 70,039 105,334 804,328
    1998 53,577 0 0 0 53,577 226,723 931,906
    1999 45,270 0 0 0 45,270 75,080 1,398,755
    2000 46,137 0 0 0 46,137 11,810 1,284,694
    2001 46,130 0 0 0 46,130 0 1,460,220
    2002 53 0 0 0 53 28,000 54,053
    "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 .0066 0 0 0 .0066 0 0
    2001 3.07 0 0 0 3.07 0 0
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