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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:ETHYLENE OXIDE
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:LEAD
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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 2,178
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 1,849
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 159
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 36,868
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 159
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 2,178
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 36,690
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 37,027
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 37,027
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 1,841
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 345
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 37,032
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 37,019

    *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 20,923 0 1,250 0 22,173 1,000 NA
    1989 24,788 250 4,437 0 29,475 3,000 NA
    1990 87,704 260 2,325 0 90,289 47,031 NA
    1991 102,402 0 479 0 102,881 54,154 200,326
    1992 96,190 0 56 0 96,246 361,941 877,942
    1993 125,427 255 255 0 125,937 14,889 4,086,185
    1994 41,809 652 55 0 42,516 6,921 2,724,900
    1995 59,325 0 668 0 59,993 33,971 2,547,290
    1996 12,838 0 0 0 12,838 100,197 149,754
    1997 5,718 0 0 0 5,718 113,560 104,312
    1998 72,890 0 0 0 72,890 43,396 149,910
    1999 116,438 0 0 0 116,438 19,609 151,727
    2000 81,253 0 0 0 81,253 47,886 134,430
    2001 93,934 0 214 0 94,148 110,043 217,001
    2002 37,032 0 10 0 37,042 22,695 58,692
    "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
    2001 .1335 0 .005 0 .1385 0 .1335
    2002 .2428 0 0 0 .2428 0 .2428
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