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Environmental Release Report: SAN PATRICIO County, TX
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in SAN PATRICIO 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 SAN PATRICIO 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 SAN PATRICIO 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:CARBON TETRACHLORIDE
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    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 17,065 85
    Suspected Carcinogens 4
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 59,259 78
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 11 26
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 18,916 59
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 1,795 70
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 5,027 26
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 19,958 87
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 32,647 87
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 5,811
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 73,916 87
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 8 26
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 21,537 59
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 68,346 87
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 32,307 41

    *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 1,613,028 730 3,940 2,012,247 3,629,945 225,944 NA
    1989 246,943 790 296 179 248,208 109,789 NA
    1990 222,494 346 8,335 193 231,368 126,611 NA
    1991 522,192 241 81 123 522,637 5,017,614 111,216,923
    1992 359,434 81 421 18 359,954 63,725 74,132,285
    1993 323,449 38 1,153 4 324,644 325,110 77,968,817
    1994 246,120 52 190 0 246,362 603,471 71,472,987
    1995 115,194 97 993 0 116,284 391,657 75,678,008
    1996 112,503 34 0 0 112,537 993,648 74,875,429
    1997 589,647 31 0 0 589,678 402,838 81,497,927
    1998 562,318 36 0 0 562,354 29,751 97,593,718
    1999 218,015 43 174,001 0 392,059 296,135 111,012,993
    2000 119,921 80 145,901 0 265,902 257,316 90,985,615
    2001 112,810 38 576,941 0 689,790 172,885 99,858,533
    2002 91,168 87 804,892 0 896,147 165,073 96,882,681
    "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 99.70 1.60 0 0 101 347 7,862
    2001 94.40 1.60 0 0 96.00 260 7,756
    2002 30.10 1.70 0 0 31.80 0 7,937
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