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Environmental Release Report: KARNES County, TX
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in KARNES County*
    Cleanest/Best Counties in US Percentile Dirtiest/Worst Counties in US
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    Cancer risk score (air and water releases):
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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 KARNES County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:PROPYLENE OXIDE
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:PROPYLENE OXIDE
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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 5,750
    Suspected Carcinogens 41,465
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 43,877
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 49,627
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 41,465
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 47,215
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 43,877
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 49,627
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 49,627
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 49,627
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 49,627
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 47,215

    *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 182,300 0 0 0 182,300 0 NA
    1989 143,180 0 0 0 143,180 0 NA
    1990 228,135 0 0 0 228,135 0 NA
    1991 119,488 0 0 0 119,488 0 176,010
    1992 62,469 0 0 0 62,469 0 96,720
    1993 68,073 0 0 0 68,073 0 86,170
    1994 58,949 0 0 0 58,949 0 58,949
    1995 77,862 0 0 0 77,862 0 77,118
    1996 47,796 0 0 0 47,796 1,500 51,196
    1997 69,053 0 0 0 69,053 30,000 25,788
    1998 55,288 0 0 0 55,288 17,265 62,553
    1999 47,950 0 0 0 47,950 20,000 69,950
    2000 82,386 0 0 0 82,386 20,000 107,660
    2001 66,041 0 0 0 66,041 10,062 92,590
    2002 49,627 0 0 0 49,627 10,000 75,793
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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