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Environmental Release Report: HUTCHINSON County, TX
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in HUTCHINSON 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 HUTCHINSON 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 HUTCHINSON County

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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
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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 123,233 35
    Suspected Carcinogens 10,633
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 593,481 385,355
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 398,395 899
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 271,105
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 303,046
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 230,800 35
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 246,802 899
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 727,701 323
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 34,277
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 1,171,070 1,187
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 263,972 35
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 585,638 1,152
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 1,050,819 288
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 836,224 288

    *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 5,118,597 26,517 5,167,130 2,065,060 12,377,304 82,550 NA
    1989 4,509,463 58,079 55,086 2,017,683 6,640,311 14,840 NA
    1990 3,944,180 51,235 48,814 991,491 5,035,720 60,950 NA
    1991 5,320,570 51,245 28,701 431,081 5,831,597 219,966 10,745,663
    1992 3,345,336 52,443 19,646 390,057 3,807,482 186,403 10,520,974
    1993 2,752,314 51,498 15,990 824,043 3,643,845 311,604 8,043,673
    1994 2,687,354 50,546 11,124 700,005 3,449,029 399,726 8,454,800
    1995 2,814,978 50,613 23,636 703,370 3,592,597 64,251 8,404,150
    1996 2,621,291 50,281 45,047 2,811,950 5,528,569 108,009 10,785,153
    1997 2,773,594 53,930 157,311 3,488,026 6,472,861 42,200 13,088,216
    1998 2,503,258 140,115 22,625 3,596,378 6,262,376 160,250 17,806,904
    1999 1,715,010 512,129 62,857 4,696,086 6,986,082 477,284 12,920,016
    2000 1,356,833 555,777 71,424 3,730,673 5,714,707 518,588 12,015,908
    2001 1,175,729 497,217 39,355 3,161,911 4,874,212 591,206 18,158,460
    2002 1,276,292 385,643 53,733 3,834,706 5,550,374 675,615 14,984,564
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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