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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:BENZENE
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:COPPER 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 1,326 247
    Suspected Carcinogens 35,556
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 54,805 247
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 4,410
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 186,192 262
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 48
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 5,688 462
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 7,532 43
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 56,688
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 307,576 15
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 48
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 187,333 262
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 348,992 520
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 111,734 247

    *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 1,654,620 1,938 139,448 1,666,505 3,462,511 581,573 NA
    1989 1,286,005 10,145 67,307 1,584,583 2,948,040 638,793 NA
    1990 783,924 2,486 21,596 1,579,767 2,387,773 722,427 NA
    1991 923,123 1,821 37,176 2,756,699 3,718,819 1,054,685 38,137,419
    1992 1,408,978 2,190 37,130 2,346,305 3,794,603 1,986,634 33,954,925
    1993 1,257,556 2,308 36 2,231,677 3,491,577 1,356,729 32,211,624
    1994 1,067,776 1,046 0 893,760 1,962,582 1,502,417 15,934,593
    1995 1,078,649 774 523 839,905 1,919,851 3,066,573 35,298,572
    1996 629,159 1,631 3,293 446,506 1,080,589 2,107,980 26,314,840
    1997 298,718 1,032 18 0 299,768 5,059,006 34,504,105
    1998 204,205 2,040 1,485 0 207,730 1,744,582 33,276,124
    1999 256,754 821 149,004 0 406,579 1,984,268 64,340,197
    2000 251,990 697 4 0 252,691 3,067,914 42,638,416
    2001 231,985 740 4 0 232,729 2,126,821 39,898,900
    2002 350,322 520 0 0 350,842 1,404,445 42,851,741
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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