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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:ARSENIC (ORGANIC OR INORGANIC COMPOUNDS)
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to cancer risk
    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:MERCURY 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 457 23
    Suspected Carcinogens 64,556 57
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 147,399 76
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 1,154 2
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 138,364 31
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 51,518
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 192,750 56
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 69,500 54
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 289,861 55
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 320,291 43
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 154,846 103
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 95 2
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 149,637 112
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 382,001 149
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 379,635 143

    *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 300,982 0 1,750 0 302,732 27,045 NA
    1989 177,164 0 1,750 0 178,914 750 NA
    1990 251,504 260 1,250 0 253,014 1,750 NA
    1991 239,806 255 1,000 0 241,061 16,506 261,822
    1992 246,717 10 1,000 0 247,727 5,375 243,019
    1993 161,788 10 1,000 0 162,798 20,896 195,844
    1994 67,977 5 250 0 68,232 1,827 71,229
    1995 58,660 10 1,000 0 59,670 3,726 72,976
    1996 87,171 0 0 0 87,171 8,486 226,042
    1997 89,060 0 0 0 89,060 0 247,764
    1998 434,743 320 4,969,900 0 5,404,963 199,781 6,224,704
    1999 433,381 260 5,573,603 0 6,007,244 155,952 6,858,694
    2000 342,189 136 5,495,103 0 5,837,428 3,082 7,943,323
    2001 393,867 765 5,003,554 0 5,398,186 64,337 6,226,021
    2002 386,351 237 4,663,944 0 5,050,531 11,816 5,878,596
    "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 1.36 0 0 0 1.36 0 1.36
    2001 .0028 0 0 0 .0028 0 .0028
    2002 .00275 0 0 0 .00275 0 .00275
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