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

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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 UPSHUR County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:DICHLOROMETHANE
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:ZINC
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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 3,384
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 53,563
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 11,729
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 91,154
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 3,384
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 21,206
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 106,017
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 106,017
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 106,017
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 53,563
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 106,267
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 102,883

    *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 145,340 0 0 0 145,340 3,585 NA
    1989 110,416 0 0 0 110,416 40,800 NA
    1990 129,698 0 0 0 129,698 45,919 NA
    1991 126,451 0 0 0 126,451 14,894 14,014
    1992 141,353 0 0 0 141,353 40,832 25,222
    1993 136,781 0 0 0 136,781 39,804 176,878
    1994 107,777 0 0 0 107,777 251,484 394,755
    1995 112,961 0 0 0 112,961 154,814 267,825
    1996 70,073 0 0 0 70,073 71,642 131,820
    1997 48,991 0 0 0 48,991 277,930 240,527
    1998 50,890 0 0 0 50,890 96,213 180,212
    1999 50,505 0 0 0 50,505 111,178 181,586
    2000 101,210 0 0 0 101,210 79,842 148,042
    2001 69,307 0 0 0 69,307 98,832 156,607
    2002 106,267 0 0 0 106,267 12,532 167,413
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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