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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:CHROMIUM COMPOUNDS
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:MERCURY 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 39,013 20
    Suspected Carcinogens 38,306 45
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 1,224,523 72
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 293,909 10
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 882,316 25
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 40,039 15
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 557,373 62
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 1,249,133 75
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 1,277,006 67
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 25,595 14
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 1,278,462 69
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 1,160 5
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 1,196,553 59
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 1,279,068 90
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 1,212,081 85

    *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 491,094 0 0 0 491,094 1,109,976 NA
    1989 1,391,622 0 0 0 1,391,622 284,195 NA
    1990 1,100,394 0 250 0 1,100,644 141,873 NA
    1991 1,372,640 0 35,000 0 1,407,640 304,772 1,870,507
    1992 1,710,896 0 0 0 1,710,896 198,824 2,238,731
    1993 1,583,331 8 0 0 1,583,339 267,262 2,225,639
    1994 1,713,615 106 0 0 1,713,721 235,467 2,494,232
    1995 1,866,022 59 0 0 1,866,081 424,230 2,593,073
    1996 1,910,870 66 0 0 1,910,936 660,613 2,363,570
    1997 1,815,226 53 1,247 0 1,816,526 812,261 2,278,519
    1998 1,756,524 41 0 0 1,756,565 391,274 2,175,842
    1999 2,315,322 53 0 0 2,315,375 349,854 2,747,932
    2000 2,657,052 80 0 0 2,657,132 730,813 3,416,752
    2001 1,648,665 52 0 0 1,648,717 921,572 2,624,725
    2002 1,280,420 100 1,124 0 1,281,645 420,180 1,925,580
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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