POLLUTION LOCATOR| Toxic Chemical Releases | Reports

Environmental Release Report: HOWARD County, TX
 
 
  • Map Locating Toxic Chemical Releases
  •   [ top ]
     
     
  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in HOWARD County*
    Cleanest/Best Counties in US Percentile Dirtiest/Worst Counties in US
    0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%

    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 HOWARD 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.

  •   [ top ]
     
     
  • Environmental Justice Analysis for HOWARD County

    View Summary Environmental Justice Report (en español).

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


    See Scorecard's estimates of the health risks associated with outdoor air pollution for this area

      [ top ]
     
     
  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Sorted by Health Effect*
  • Air Releases
    (Pounds from TRI sources)
    Water Releases
    (Pounds from TRI sources)
    Recognized Carcinogens 33,864 30
    Suspected Carcinogens 165
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 126,636 64
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 96,521 24
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 46,639 30
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 90,903 24
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 58,999 34
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 45,634 34
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 134,741 54
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 2,060
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 199,894 64
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 72,856 10
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 73,368 34
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 304,015 64
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 153,444 54

    *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.
      [ top ]
     
     
  • 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
      [ top ]
     
     
  • 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 1,470,167 0 17,021 0 1,487,188 11,393 NA
    1989 1,662,815 0 889 0 1,663,704 13,367 NA
    1990 1,686,391 0 245 0 1,686,636 26,631 NA
    1991 3,781,167 0 1,033 0 3,782,200 15,571 5,574,587
    1992 4,491,425 0 2,345 0 4,493,770 28,171 6,281,606
    1993 1,239,274 0 2,682 0 1,241,956 5,599 30,795,312
    1994 1,880,764 0 42,700 0 1,923,464 19,464 22,508,320
    1995 2,759,846 13 105 0 2,759,964 30,788 3,538,709
    1996 810,501 306 83 0 810,890 38,603 2,416,257
    1997 473,382 1,521 0 0 474,903 123,874 2,243,360
    1998 552,969 2,005 770 0 555,744 35,035 3,589,457
    1999 269,130 2,270 1,568 0 272,968 43,878 2,199,831
    2000 261,865 4,539 1,026 0 267,430 25,928 6,216,502
    2001 270,477 65 260 0 270,802 17,456 7,936,825
    2002 325,995 64 260 0 326,319 49 8,834,810
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
      [ top ]
     
     
    Fax companies responsible for the top-ranked pollution problems in HOWARD County (free)
    Email EPA
    Join an online discussion about pollution in HOWARD County


    Email a Scorecard Community Report to a friend
    Network with environmental groups
    Learn how to use Scorecard to find out about toxics in your community


    Contribute to Environmental Defense
    Volunteer with environmental groups in your community

      [ top ]
     
     
  • Links

    Scorecard's report for HOWARD County on
  •   [ top ]