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Environmental Release Report: POLK County, TX
 
 
  • Map Locating Toxic Chemical Releases
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in POLK 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 POLK 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 POLK County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:ARSENIC (ORGANIC OR INORGANIC 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 123 .270
    Suspected Carcinogens 10
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 128 .270
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 123 .270
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 204,716
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 128 .270
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 204,844 .270
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 204,839 .270
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 204,930 250
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 123 .270
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 91 250
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 204,812 250
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 204,716

    *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 7,938 0 500 0 8,438 0 NA
    1989 13,806 0 500 0 14,306 3,800 NA
    1990 12,663 0 500 0 13,163 412 NA
    1991 23,885 0 401 0 24,286 0 27,315
    1992 26,203 0 0 0 26,203 1,761 33,495
    1993 23,709 0 0 0 23,709 2,011 29,375
    1994 15,941 0 0 0 15,941 1,968 17,204
    1995 13,611 0 468 0 14,079 27,718 40,417
    1996 49,498 0 0 0 49,498 42,943 90,967
    1997 88,825 0 0 0 88,825 79,946 244,094
    1998 227,398 250 31,324 0 258,972 13,351 268,469
    1999 218,291 0 0 0 218,291 3,058 221,698
    2000 206,302 0 0 0 206,302 3,120 210,056
    2001 199,674 2 0 0 199,676 3,518 204,294
    2002 204,940 250 0 0 205,190 7,469 227,601
    "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 .2589 0 0 0 .2589 .005239 .2679
    2001 .3894 0 0 0 .3894 .2042 .794
    2002 .4029 0 0 0 .4029 .1889 .7842
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