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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:ARSENIC (ORGANIC OR INORGANIC 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 2,702
    Suspected Carcinogens 16,225
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 127,895
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 2,222
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 112,608
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 10
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 150,930
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 46,151
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 253,815
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 868,000
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 127,370
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 412
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 127,223
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 893,753
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 888,404

    *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
    1998 312,471 45 5,182,000 0 5,494,516 0 6,777,000
    1999 271,851 49 4,837,000 0 5,108,900 0 6,392,020
    2000 330,367 0 5,159,800 0 5,490,167 0 6,953,015
    2001 424,514 22 3,256,850 0 3,681,386 0 5,103,021
    2002 912,997 0 4,547,630 0 5,460,627 30 8,364,553
    "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 2.50 0 0 0 2.50 0 2.50
    2001 .7 0 0 0 .7 0 .7
    2002 .9 0 0 0 .9 0 .9
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