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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:CHROMIUM COMPOUNDS
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:MERCURY
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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 357,362 5,542
    Suspected Carcinogens 201,385 3,706
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 1,054,984 1,177,215
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 452,108 2,032
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 1,113,250 15,987
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 280,346 1,320
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 979,790 13,888
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 1,321,904 20,742
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 1,679,913 35,290
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 54,919 3,231
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 2,116,311 34,298
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 222,071 1,420
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 992,344 31,095
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 2,611,169 37,331
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 1,725,425 36,884

    *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 4,086,159 598,151 12,523,112 7,081,875 24,289,297 15,173,914 NA
    1989 3,883,105 848,859 12,013,708 4,599,195 21,344,867 2,526,830 NA
    1990 4,877,759 309,278 8,333,200 2,463,307 15,983,544 1,097,561 NA
    1991 4,137,825 67,473 10,028,113 1,950,132 16,183,543 2,160,008 231,020,712
    1992 5,221,143 77,617 10,025,200 1,136,580 16,460,540 1,882,186 251,058,736
    1993 4,728,795 89,943 12,016,538 1,515,000 18,350,276 1,531,888 239,713,272
    1994 2,643,641 87,806 10,036,046 3,331,500 16,098,993 1,801,177 216,496,733
    1995 4,691,280 102,260 9,406,612 2,067,800 16,267,952 2,995,630 141,894,566
    1996 2,803,650 370,939 11,321,634 1,227,320 15,723,543 1,537,220 176,850,859
    1997 2,892,294 427,517 14,508,774 40,583 17,869,168 7,860,882 175,578,975
    1998 3,605,705 571,347 16,245,666 52,008 20,474,726 5,853,180 189,687,344
    1999 3,847,991 923,894 13,437,502 45,960 18,255,347 4,576,803 188,208,756
    2000 2,640,610 1,198,576 1,064,022 252,719 5,155,927 6,492,049 191,930,763
    2001 2,614,341 1,131,575 1,467,587 296,085 5,509,589 1,563,997 166,218,153
    2002 2,688,236 1,193,328 4,242,876 247,516 8,371,956 1,623,115 145,631,534
    "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 1.93 0 0 0 1.93 .00842 1.94
    2001 2.68 0 0 0 2.68 0 2.68
    2002 2.66 0 118 0 121 .00329 121
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