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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:LEAD COMPOUNDS
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to cancer risk
    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:LEAD 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 760
    Suspected Carcinogens 9,771
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 11,337
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 760
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 436,732
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 10,026
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 11,036
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 10,936
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 11,337
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 175
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 437,737
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 510
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 436,822
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 438,006
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 11,101

    *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 193,299 0 0 0 193,299 227,162 NA
    1989 237,369 0 0 0 237,369 177,161 NA
    1990 127,827 0 0 0 127,827 165,593 NA
    1991 87,080 0 0 0 87,080 137,393 1,561,256
    1992 83,326 0 0 0 83,326 240,218 1,928,837
    1993 67,941 0 0 0 67,941 327,288 2,200,202
    1994 15,250 0 0 0 15,250 186,116 1,520,083
    1995 1,151,505 0 0 0 1,151,505 132,400 1,500,930
    1996 1,252,185 0 2,000 0 1,254,185 168,947 1,589,604
    1997 950,352 0 2,700 0 953,052 403,290 652,374
    1998 396,552 0 2,000 0 398,552 185,867 641,540
    1999 734,695 0 0 0 734,695 131,905 903,939
    2000 499,410 0 0 0 499,410 218,881 928,725
    2001 486,214 0 0 0 486,214 935,413 1,657,146
    2002 438,521 0 0 0 438,521 675,147 1,308,327
    "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 2.10 0 0 0 2.10 0 2.10
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