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Environmental Release Report: MONTGOMERY County, TX
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in MONTGOMERY 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 MONTGOMERY 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 MONTGOMERY 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 COMPOUNDS
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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 25,707
    Suspected Carcinogens 70,721
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 559,430 6
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 2,617
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 428,841 6
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 84,096
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 136,262
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 328,076 6
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 595,508 547
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 73,494
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 623,444 547
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 5,751
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 444,180 547
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 627,897 547
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 411,741 547

    *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 483,598 5,649 176,700 0 665,947 63,952 NA
    1989 454,562 5,166 0 0 459,728 6,625 NA
    1990 530,805 9,160 12 0 539,977 5,004 NA
    1991 563,477 12,190 0 0 575,667 112,774 4,325,801
    1992 636,504 6,664 0 0 643,168 112,621 5,341,596
    1993 607,996 10,373 0 0 618,369 167,599 7,591,052
    1994 565,001 1,413 0 0 566,414 178,761 9,007,826
    1995 400,197 730 0 0 400,927 275,517 6,896,249
    1996 348,991 689 3,809 0 353,489 439,563 7,422,510
    1997 613,216 1,284 4,888 0 619,388 420,152 7,877,322
    1998 663,306 885 10,362 0 674,553 233,324 9,183,891
    1999 575,136 473 0 0 575,609 468,002 9,087,805
    2000 629,263 237 0 0 629,500 302,148 10,303,791
    2001 591,065 458 5 0 591,528 2,072,290 10,519,178
    2002 629,235 547 0 0 629,782 4,824,116 7,834,069
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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