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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:LEAD
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to cancer risk
    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:LEAD
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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 11,973
    Suspected Carcinogens .060
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 1,316 409,349
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 896
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 23,088
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 438
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 12,735
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 23,059
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 35,137 132
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 35,766 132
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 365
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 13,233 132
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 35,766 132
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 35,137 132

    *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 8,850 250 0 0 9,100 0 NA
    1989 15,000 0 0 0 15,000 0 NA
    1990 20,730 3,000 0 0 23,730 0 NA
    1991 17,790 0 0 0 17,790 0 39,642
    1992 17,750 0 0 0 17,750 0 478,712
    1993 125,250 0 0 0 125,250 0 223,106
    1994 45,947 0 0 0 45,947 0 104,931
    1995 30,530 0 0 0 30,530 0 77,744
    1996 20,820 0 0 0 20,820 0 89,280
    1997 22,020 0 0 0 22,020 0 65,770
    1998 15,401 0 0 0 15,401 8,064 72,886
    1999 30,513 0 0 0 30,513 2,118 68,131
    2000 42,905 0 0 0 42,905 11,975 54,880
    2001 123,550 0 0 0 123,550 17,311 140,861
    2002 35,766 409,481 0 0 445,247 4,424 759,145
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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