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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:FREON 113
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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: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 220,352 2,209
    Suspected Carcinogens 321,078 41
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 306,788 148,841
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 162,425 507
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 1,412,103 12,157
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 108,384 64
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 305,631 2,989
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 1,048,302 19,761
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 1,434,007 33,938
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 92,102 250
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 3,598,294 36,206
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 123,863 252
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 785,582 16,810
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 3,520,396 36,635
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 1,852,109 34,643

    *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 10,753,011 71,159 6,419 5,247,517 16,078,106 5,166,467 NA
    1989 10,568,299 133,529 5,700 12,877,646 23,585,174 8,306,567 NA
    1990 9,468,755 44,933 65,870 5,655,679 15,235,237 8,271,052 NA
    1991 11,490,885 41,792 67,821 4,376,529 15,977,027 8,479,831 99,454,371
    1992 8,632,470 53,568 73,265 4,347,083 13,106,386 10,898,749 180,978,383
    1993 7,513,958 35,952 73,395 7,303,524 14,926,829 9,623,599 169,605,021
    1994 7,216,107 55,842 427,120 1,791,727 9,490,796 9,228,463 163,380,755
    1995 8,747,187 27,633 427,000 710,259 9,912,079 11,293,321 231,233,522
    1996 6,391,906 36,366 427,059 1,106,139 7,961,470 12,301,748 200,241,453
    1997 6,352,525 54,849 171,500 599,325 7,178,199 19,191,276 201,304,468
    1998 6,025,333 61,110 230,370 610,914 6,927,727 10,931,224 254,960,230
    1999 5,388,827 806,568 204,814 407,032 6,807,241 10,130,231 225,016,224
    2000 4,385,840 365,326 181,482 278,470 5,211,119 7,333,023 226,387,587
    2001 4,188,386 286,320 246,984 1,581,065 6,302,755 6,196,570 205,324,718
    2002 3,834,430 177,387 248,436 1,204,087 5,464,340 7,371,112 227,666,898
    "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 1.80 0 0 0 1.80 38.20 39.99
    2001 1.07 0 0 0 1.07 32.93 34.00
    2002 1.46 0 0 0 1.46 7.32 31.58
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