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

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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 WASHINGTON County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:NICKEL
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to cancer risk
    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:MANGANESE
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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 189
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 12,293
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 12,106
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 260
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 12,106
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 12,381
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 24,897
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 12,196
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 25,155
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 12,703

    *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 593,461 0 0 0 593,461 45,521 NA
    1989 324,317 0 0 0 324,317 13,346 NA
    1990 712,217 0 0 0 712,217 31,255 NA
    1991 769,753 0 0 0 769,753 8,851 807,204
    1992 679,607 0 0 0 679,607 92,540 808,891
    1993 560,208 0 0 0 560,208 130,900 765,102
    1994 525,411 0 0 0 525,411 164,762 730,530
    1995 493,561 0 0 0 493,561 182,128 719,227
    1996 168,911 0 0 0 168,911 300,961 433,185
    1997 167,156 0 0 0 167,156 791,323 535,513
    1998 164,127 0 0 0 164,127 175,473 343,126
    1999 62,593 0 0 0 62,593 221,071 294,393
    2000 56,251 0 0 0 56,251 242,377 313,712
    2001 34,871 0 0 0 34,871 281,904 365,988
    2002 25,155 0 0 0 25,155 142,085 210,607
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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