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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:CARBON TETRACHLORIDE
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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:CARBON TETRACHLORIDE
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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 1,017,446 6,790
    Suspected Carcinogens 554,390 2,444
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 4,094,419 2,502,191
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 1,647,210 841
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 4,648,722 48,314
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 933,178 676
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 2,028,213 9,650
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 3,495,495 51,794
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 4,886,669 167,014
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 862,569 5
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 8,977,547 171,722
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 807,088 733
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 5,773,970 163,971
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 10,871,052 175,751
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 5,668,308 171,580

    *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 25,005,635 1,088,542 3,108,506 118,839,826 148,042,509 15,058,280 NA
    1989 21,358,129 1,016,146 548,572 84,551,961 107,474,808 7,102,171 NA
    1990 20,219,298 891,777 333,105 34,798,020 56,242,200 4,912,281 NA
    1991 18,713,878 464,974 155,774 33,944,175 53,278,801 6,229,661 433,588,772
    1992 20,301,464 570,348 154,207 38,022,208 59,048,227 7,380,588 596,153,572
    1993 15,879,165 353,652 222,284 35,948,767 52,403,868 8,255,720 303,501,323
    1994 14,427,591 145,223 123,221 32,548,015 47,244,050 8,260,966 319,301,270
    1995 19,052,343 199,556 107,944 21,033,385 40,393,228 12,782,663 464,840,388
    1996 24,470,586 150,315 106,748 11,005,108 35,732,757 6,788,086 474,363,086
    1997 14,258,018 344,725 98,732 9,256,670 23,958,145 11,843,062 397,126,123
    1998 14,395,196 176,942 70,812 10,853,208 25,496,158 10,285,892 381,369,960
    1999 11,353,124 282,168 66,200 9,173,298 20,874,790 12,920,277 393,714,305
    2000 11,985,501 2,014,296 14,300 10,159,629 24,173,725 35,293,368 411,449,548
    2001 9,682,384 1,556,216 6,123 9,395,231 20,639,954 30,556,172 497,055,166
    2002 11,034,685 2,631,586 4,319 11,497,300 25,167,891 38,238,324 471,250,527
    "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 2.96 0 0 0 2.96 0 2.96
    2001 2.94 0 0 0 2.94 0 2.94
    2002 3.38 0 0 0 3.38 0 3.38
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