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Environmental Release Report: LIMESTONE ELECTRIC GENERATING STATION
 
 
  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation at This Facility*
    Cleanest/Best Facilities in US Percentile Dirtiest/Worst Facilities 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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    *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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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:ARSENIC (ORGANIC OR INORGANIC COMPOUNDS)
    List chemicals contributing to cancer risk
    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 2,702
    Suspected Carcinogens 16,225
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 113,787
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 2,222
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 98,500
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 10
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 136,822
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 32,043
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 239,707
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 868,000
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 113,262
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 412
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 113,115
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 879,645
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 874,296

    *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
    1998 312,471 45 5,182,000 0 5,494,516 0 6,777,000
    1999 271,851 49 4,837,000 0 5,108,900 0 6,392,020
    2000 330,367 0 5,159,800 0 5,490,167 0 6,953,015
    2001 424,514 22 3,256,850 0 3,681,386 0 5,103,021
    2002 898,889 0 4,547,630 0 5,446,519 0 8,350,415
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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  • Dioxin Compounds Summary
  • Environmental Releases, Transfers, and Production-Related Waste (Grams of Dioxin Compounds from TRI sources)
    Year Air Releases Water Releases Land Releases Underground Injection Total Environmental Releases Total Off-Site Transfers Total Production-Related Waste
    2000 2.50 0 0 0 2.50 0 2.50
    2001 .7 0 0 0 .7 0 .7
    2002 .9 0 0 0 .9 0 .9
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  • Facility Information
    2002 Facility Name: LIMESTONE ELECTRIC GENERATING STATION
    Mailing Address: 85 FM 39, JEWETT, TX 75846
    Public Contact: LETICIA LOWE
    Phone: (713) 207-7702
    SIC Code: 49 Electric, Gas, And Sanitary Services
    2002 Parent Company: TEXAS GENCO L.P.
    Latitude: 31.37889
    Longitude: -96.27639
    Facilities are encouraged to respond to the information presented in Scorecard.
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  • Links

    • See EPA Envirofacts report for this facility for information about regulatory compliance, hazardous waste handling processes, Superfund status, and permitted air and water emissions.
    • RTK NET report for this facility, which includes its complete Form R report to EPA's Toxics Release Inventory

    Scorecard's report for LIMESTONE County on:

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