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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:CHROMIUM COMPOUNDS
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:MERCURY COMPOUNDS
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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 65
    Suspected Carcinogens 209
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 31,106
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 103
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 31,000
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 230,358
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 551
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 261,068
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 265,800
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 31,232
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 65
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 31,132
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 266,444
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 270,981

    *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 250 0 0 0 250 0 NA
    1989 250 0 0 0 250 0 NA
    1990 0 0 0 0 0 0 NA
    1992 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    1993 500 0 0 0 500 0 540
    1994 500 0 0 0 500 0 280
    1995 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    1996 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    1997 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    1998 270,842 0 70,330 0 341,172 1,313,000 1,584,800
    1999 277,893 0 29,600 0 307,493 1,534,000 1,809,000
    2000 278,025 0 0 0 278,025 1,367,310 1,641,110
    2001 282,621 0 75 0 282,696 1,852,931 3,107,110
    2002 271,656 0 0 0 271,656 1,275,123 2,475,029
    "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 1.43 0 0 0 1.43 0 1.43
    2001 .6 0 0 0 .6 0 .6
    2002 .6 0 0 0 .6 0 .6
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