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Environmental Release Report: SMITH County, TX
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in SMITH 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):
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    Air releases of recognized developmental 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 SMITH County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:CHLORODIFLUOROMETHANE
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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:LEAD
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:MERCURY
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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 75,111 45
    Suspected Carcinogens 63,146
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 364,718 50
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 55,285 45
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 318,226 5
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 283,393 45
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 168,223 59
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 328,111 50
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 209,131 50
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 388,994 45
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 32,358 45
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 173,146 5
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 390,273 64
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 202,949 45

    *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 600,678 500 1,040,950 2,500 1,644,628 291,117 NA
    1989 700,511 326 1,500 0 702,337 1,241,088 NA
    1990 626,073 7,072 1,250 0 634,395 507,740 NA
    1991 806,118 1,543 3,900 0 811,561 769,716 23,139,119
    1992 772,883 1,015 1,255 0 775,153 1,086,688 23,601,395
    1993 733,624 1,267 1,250 0 736,141 855,366 22,962,381
    1994 741,229 605 1,250 0 743,084 897,634 23,147,796
    1995 662,862 911 1,000 0 664,773 840,313 22,817,998
    1996 662,749 1,103 5 0 663,857 966,784 22,983,109
    1997 547,832 612 1,005 0 549,449 1,761,891 22,837,803
    1998 525,177 1,065 1,750 0 527,992 662,440 22,981,878
    1999 179,179 1,021 30 0 180,230 735,742 22,207,138
    2000 610,201 136 121,245 0 731,582 1,090,647 23,148,404
    2001 500,787 24,222 243,624 0 768,633 758,137 22,946,389
    2002 393,238 64 205,263 0 598,565 652,123 22,706,812
    "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 .18 0 0 0 .18 .002 .18
    2001 .22 0 0 0 .22 1.20 101
    2002 .24 0 0 0 .24 .003 .243
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