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Environmental Release Report: WALKER County, TX
 
 
  • Map Locating Toxic Chemical Releases
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in WALKER 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 WALKER 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 WALKER County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:LEAD COMPOUNDS
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to cancer risk
    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:LEAD 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 2
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 24,044
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 2
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 24,043
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 24,044
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 24,044
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 24,044
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 24,044
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 2
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 24,043
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 24,043
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 24,043

    *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 23,676 0 1,250 0 24,926 4,340 NA
    1989 25,785 0 500 0 26,285 3,038 NA
    1990 21,624 0 500 0 22,124 1,250 NA
    1991 26,836 0 964 0 27,800 2,250 30,294
    1992 27,616 0 0 0 27,616 3,859 39,282
    1993 23,350 0 0 0 23,350 5,200 148,037
    1994 21,255 0 0 0 21,255 5,489 113,060
    1995 102 0 0 0 102 0 102
    1996 102 0 0 0 102 250 601
    1997 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    1998 102,096 0 0 0 102,096 0 102,096
    1999 72,020 0 3,708 0 75,728 3,708 252,180
    2000 64,858 0 0 0 64,858 0 64,858
    2001 14,762 0 0 0 14,762 0 14,761
    2002 24,044 0 0 0 24,044 0 25,205
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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