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Environmental Release Report: Zip Code 77978 (POINT COMFORT, TX)
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in Zip Code 77978*
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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:DICHLORODIFLUOROMETHANE
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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:1,2-DICHLOROETHANE
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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 76,701 72
    Suspected Carcinogens 3,600 10
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 120,681 461
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 42,255 10
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 95,158 320
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 25,354 32
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 42,314 7
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 58,912 458
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 121,871 826
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 3,399
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 690,495 580
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 34,034 2
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 91,721 693
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 763,174 824
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 120,097 542

    *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 6,110,900 1,924,750 2,700,000 0 10,735,650 52,710 NA
    1989 100,285 7,731 0 0 108,016 1,500 NA
    1990 79,918 6,830 12,155 0 98,903 235,800 NA
    1991 208,012 9,122 2,352 0 219,486 19,744,370 62,017,539
    1992 194,511 21,100 0 0 215,611 15,519,246 54,023,891
    1993 171,506 6,470 0 0 177,976 8,849,115 41,620,540
    1994 277,975 6,184 0 0 284,159 10,238,939 36,237,356
    1995 406,922 1,404 0 0 408,326 11,857,189 57,236,996
    1996 655,948 7,181 0 0 663,129 11,029,540 135,663,275
    1997 738,758 9,617 0 0 748,375 22,737,152 137,970,411
    1998 442,550 10,153 0 0 452,703 11,379,577 151,924,709
    1999 465,373 2,675 0 0 468,048 7,742,232 163,615,775
    2000 295,182 1,411 560 0 297,153 12,887,332 182,490,851
    2001 250,710 768 148,017 0 399,494 3,468,083 80,037,233
    2002 766,644 832 168,210 0 935,687 56,011 99,256,954
    "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 1.61 .61 0 0 2.22 153 155
    2001 1.47 0 0 0 1.47 191 192
    2002 1.66 0 0 0 1.66 147 149
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