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Environmental Release Report: Zip Code 77049 (HOUSTON, TX)
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in Zip Code 77049*
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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
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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 266 131
    Suspected Carcinogens 260
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 23,455 131
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 368 109
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 57,764 22
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 255
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 2,061 1,752
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 58,789 390
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 58,628 1,605
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 59,054 15,083
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 91 109
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 23,427 14,996
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 60,855 16,898
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 58,547 1,518

    *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 45,251 90 0 0 45,341 422,095 NA
    1989 77,434 0 0 0 77,434 5,628 NA
    1990 3,826 0 0 0 3,826 2,642 NA
    1991 2,060 0 0 0 2,060 1,570 5,004
    1992 17,402 0 0 0 17,402 4,204 95,218
    1993 104,972 532 350,000 0 455,504 734,310 1,326,508
    1994 104,354 532 442,458 0 547,344 1,011,474 1,678,452
    1995 2,367 345 253,750 0 256,462 391,461 647,637
    1996 2,211 345 98,529 0 101,085 399,849 499,709
    1997 2,628 1,527 0 0 4,155 1,278,538 635,676
    1998 3,907 550 0 0 4,457 605,492 773,402
    1999 692,145 41,783 475,677 0 1,209,605 289,309 5,352,306
    2000 206,756 35,464 468,038 0 710,258 330,076 1,945,944
    2001 46,299 20,055 325,528 0 391,882 294,764 1,344,768
    2002 60,946 17,007 391,184 0 469,137 137,575 1,241,524
    "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 .6551 0 .1421 0 .7972 0 .7972
    2001 .4723 0 3.57 0 4.05 0 4.05
    2002 .02618 0 13.05 0 13.08 0 13.08
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