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Environmental Release Report: TEXAS
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in TEXAS*
    Cleanest/Best States Percentile Dirtiest/Worst States
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    Total environmental releases:
    Cancer risk score (air and water releases):
    Noncancer risk score (air and water releases):
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    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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  • Environmental Justice Analysis for TEXAS

    View Summary Environmental Justice Report (en español).

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:CARBON TETRACHLORIDE
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to ozone depletion
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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk: ARSENIC (ORGANIC OR INORGANIC COMPOUNDS)
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk: MERCURY COMPOUNDS
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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 7,820,753 66,709
    Suspected Carcinogens 6,290,451 64,416
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 32,406,508 29,160,258
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 8,198,160 8,941
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 35,053,283 1,534,961
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 10,017,586 263,617
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 21,511,736 118,767
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 31,043,475 1,705,463
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 49,525,433 2,386,445
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 13,521,185 4,013
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 71,463,870 2,408,316
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 4,375,518 19,725
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 35,101,314 1,984,382
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 86,365,543 2,470,690
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 56,258,239 2,008,947

    *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 227,442,669 7,709,061 53,075,877 527,044,983 815,272,590 215,028,773 NA
    1989 198,243,208 5,382,523 21,965,031 463,916,938 689,507,700 134,274,801 NA
    1990 181,291,327 4,020,639 18,348,278 244,905,470 448,565,714 120,901,456 NA
    1991 171,186,490 2,933,571 13,784,837 223,980,063 411,884,961 372,441,020 4,032,707,315
    1992 161,526,649 16,784,601 17,872,837 227,453,795 423,637,882 482,885,119 4,247,227,540
    1993 143,467,217 2,354,954 15,829,375 191,254,353 352,905,899 423,159,043 4,119,463,424
    1994 127,035,162 2,719,512 13,960,174 106,410,443 250,125,291 273,264,233 4,113,705,986
    1995 128,694,945 23,413,945 12,973,077 118,850,176 283,932,143 343,302,155 3,680,720,506
    1996 127,076,017 18,880,367 15,325,619 91,979,394 253,261,397 351,736,817 3,779,600,437
    1997 108,169,378 20,787,033 21,263,338 89,929,406 240,149,155 619,957,442 4,168,805,456
    1998 119,449,782 25,204,075 51,002,119 91,943,801 287,599,777 387,687,171 4,225,507,406
    1999 110,751,444 32,518,616 54,241,223 90,728,865 288,240,148 361,193,355 4,870,475,107
    2000 103,139,496 33,064,455 40,515,172 94,832,009 271,551,132 389,790,017 4,583,432,935
    2001 101,707,777 26,008,065 29,848,767 77,695,012 235,259,620 410,234,671 3,964,757,315
    2002 90,262,067 30,466,231 35,481,969 88,249,841 244,460,108 384,192,681 4,130,540,255
    "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 529 602 4,168 121 5,420 21,230 148,200
    2001 337 730 13,360 83.82 14,510 20,350 163,200
    2002 245 371 11,330 65.00 12,020 5,395 235,600
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