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Environmental Release Report: POTTER County, TX
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in POTTER County*
    Cleanest/Best Counties in US Percentile Dirtiest/Worst Counties in US
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    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 POTTER 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 POTTER 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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    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 29,946
    Suspected Carcinogens 29,655
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 257,942
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 29,327
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 210,060
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 3,869
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 215,718
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 78,260
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 535,099
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 428,979
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 356,264
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 28,775
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 320,492
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 577,517
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 553,286

    *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 147,204 0 5,750 5,148,640 5,301,594 74,833 NA
    1989 800,544 0 5,000 3,963,650 4,769,194 130,565 NA
    1990 201,087 0 545 6,008,673 6,210,305 778,558 NA
    1991 172,784 0 2,045 5,910,435 6,085,264 808,347 7,347,786
    1992 154,046 0 13,760 5,841,359 6,009,165 923,600 7,518,180
    1993 165,335 0 12,985 5,934,885 6,113,205 4,224,290 13,460,223
    1994 190,510 0 250 238,120 428,880 2,630,989 3,707,609
    1995 295,840 0 250 176,855 472,945 537,216 2,587,921
    1996 277,010 0 750 258,685 536,445 886,720 2,863,680
    1997 330,094 0 116,395 190,349 636,838 2,032,846 3,114,396
    1998 692,466 0 161,100 333,429 1,186,995 2,945,283 7,609,270
    1999 612,265 0 150,727 488,851 1,251,843 2,267,525 5,902,219
    2000 706,866 0 210,919 333,415 1,251,200 2,228,119 5,952,878
    2001 654,430 0 271,574 232,659 1,158,663 2,487,982 6,600,699
    2002 615,337 0 89,716 275,243 980,296 1,979,979 5,361,282
    "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 1.50 0 0 0 1.50 0 1.50
    2001 .59 0 0 0 .59 0 .59
    2002 .58 0 0 0 .58 0 .58
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