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Environmental Release Report: WHARTON County, TX
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in WHARTON County*
    Cleanest/Best Counties in US Percentile Dirtiest/Worst Counties in US
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    Noncancer risk score (air and water releases):
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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 WHARTON County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:no data available
    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:TOLUENE
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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)
    Suspected Carcinogens 106 62
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 106,079 568
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 42,806
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 69,109 654
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 94,643
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 112,021 716
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 122,860 969
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 122,860 969
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 95,134 253
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 122,860 969
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 122,371 719

    *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 10,114 1,500 0 0 11,614 5,802 NA
    1989 8,863 1,750 0 0 10,613 6,550 NA
    1990 8,926 1,265 0 0 10,191 10,459 NA
    1991 7,318 760 0 0 8,078 9,155 23,113
    1992 7,318 1,010 0 0 8,328 3,855 84,957
    1993 7,303 760 0 0 8,063 7,755 213,294
    1994 27,150 755 0 0 27,905 19,692 239,074
    1995 48,265 760 0 0 49,025 25,149 189,789
    1996 70,144 1,096 0 0 71,240 21,574 212,827
    1997 120,379 924 0 0 121,303 49,858 259,421
    1998 164,771 1,025 0 0 165,796 31,145 424,548
    1999 110,933 773 0 0 111,706 20,693 182,591
    2000 108,892 1,515 0 0 110,407 27,404 175,187
    2001 96,626 3,364 0 0 99,990 108,550 211,990
    2002 122,860 969 0 0 123,830 16,056 155,352
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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