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Environmental Release Report: Zip Code 77643 (PORT ARTHUR, TX)
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in Zip Code 77643*
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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 Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:FREON 113
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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 2,783 275
    Suspected Carcinogens 703 32
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 8,316 328
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 1,028 44
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 14,633 241
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 1,055 239
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 1,249 55
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 12,740 346
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 13,744 341
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 286 5
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 17,427 342
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 426 5
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 9,220 270
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 16,640 308
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 13,706 190

    *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
    1998 5,476 5,765 0 6,325 17,566 232,795 10,694,472
    1999 3,915 260 0 5,448 9,623 345,644 29,130,522
    2000 15,747 1,665 0 8,157 25,569 6,758,280 34,818,645
    2001 11,285 2,222 0 3,860 17,366 1,480,938 31,597,395
    2002 17,828 380 0 1,921 20,130 0 32,580,125
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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