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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:CHROMIUM
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:LEAD
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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 2,143 5
    Suspected Carcinogens 24,514 .350
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 86,403 6
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 5,026 5
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 53,607 5
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 26,547 5
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 63,246 1
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 51,013 6
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 119,006 10
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 9,628
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 123,084 1
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 1,104 5
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 84,719 6
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 130,569 10
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 127,100 5

    *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 1,014,999 0 0 0 1,014,999 3,275,013 NA
    1989 1,088,005 0 2 0 1,088,007 3,433,546 NA
    1990 881,090 0 21 0 881,111 3,494,732 NA
    1991 785,625 3 2 0 785,630 5,909,497 21,189,630
    1992 706,270 5 0 0 706,275 7,863,128 22,304,386
    1993 429,535 275 0 0 429,810 4,465,469 17,162,714
    1994 322,659 26 1,850 0 324,535 4,108,779 11,339,468
    1995 358,963 88 0 0 359,051 4,112,621 7,573,379
    1996 401,916 79 0 0 401,995 3,287,893 6,273,376
    1997 243,232 64 0 0 243,296 7,258,519 8,814,365
    1998 181,385 243 0 0 181,628 3,647,469 9,711,680
    1999 316,347 17 0 0 316,364 3,866,843 14,327,574
    2000 332,275 5 41,586 0 373,866 4,354,830 9,894,355
    2001 214,661 14 66,977 0 281,652 3,323,789 7,122,547
    2002 132,736 10 42,041 0 174,788 2,490,440 5,996,539
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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