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Environmental Release Report: Zip Code 77012 (HOUSTON, TX)
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in Zip Code 77012*
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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:BENZENE
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:MERCURY
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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 229,640 589
    Suspected Carcinogens 65,384 952
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 790,069 349,123
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 324,504 452
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 552,781 849
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 217,605 522
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 661,059 712
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 629,251 1,627
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 820,990 2,571
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 63,440
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 1,094,650 2,610
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 161,133 272
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 685,113 1,589
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 1,230,925 2,883
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 885,991 2,861

    *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
    7 TRI chemicals released to air in the United States lack the risk assessment values required for safety assessment
    219 TRI chemicals released to air in the United States lack the exposure estimates required for safety assessment
    Water Releases
    6 TRI chems released to water in the United States lack the risk assessment values required for safety assessment
    173 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 1,206,763 8,185 0 250 1,215,198 10,927,718 NA
    1989 364,720 4,837 0 0 369,557 226,612 NA
    1990 452,953 6,158 0 0 459,111 256,574 NA
    1991 48,061 1,025 0 250 49,336 24,223 22,281,988
    1992 63,579 1,025 0 0 64,604 50,486 14,682,430
    1993 29,954 750 3,951 0 34,655 49,238 18,700,757
    1994 38,735 1,250 0 0 39,985 240,755 8,730,261
    1995 51,629 1,250 0 0 52,879 1,135,448 11,237,439
    1996 75,659 1,500 0 0 77,159 2,610,197 10,669,871
    1997 327,229 9,900 0 0 337,129 4,119,960 17,327,410
    1998 223,886 238,430 0 0 462,316 1,969,825 26,335,510
    1999 1,334,911 285,294 509 0 1,620,714 2,134,174 21,696,517
    2000 1,279,034 538,844 0 0 1,817,878 2,250,118 25,173,630
    2001 1,038,803 395,631 0 0 1,434,434 3,504,310 37,476,722
    2002 1,256,725 350,699 6,112 0 1,613,536 3,120,882 95,508,011
    "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 .178 0 0 0 .178 0 .178
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