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Environmental Release Report: GIBSON County, IN
 
 
  • Map Locating Toxic Chemical Releases
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in GIBSON County*
    Cleanest/Best Counties in US Percentile Dirtiest/Worst Counties in US
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    Total environmental releases:
    Cancer risk score (air and water releases):
    Noncancer risk score (air and water releases):
    Air releases of recognized carcinogens:
    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 GIBSON County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:ARSENIC (ORGANIC OR INORGANIC COMPOUNDS)
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to cancer risk
    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:MERCURY COMPOUNDS
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    See Scorecard's estimates of the health risks associated with outdoor air pollution for this area

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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 15,824
    Suspected Carcinogens 3,415
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 857,803
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 33,973
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 794,490
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 11,406
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 4,762,178
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 196,270
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 5,555,390
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 6,743,250
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 933,366
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 2,128
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 811,569
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 7,048,609
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 7,006,621

    *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 228,429 750 0 0 229,179 43,676 NA
    1989 235,867 250 290,000 0 526,117 30,108 NA
    1990 209,143 1,600 277,000 0 487,743 40,873 NA
    1991 161,294 0 0 0 161,294 23,663 189,801
    1992 159,583 0 0 0 159,583 29,944 191,804
    1993 164,784 500 473 0 165,757 39,765 195,994
    1994 110,357 0 274 0 110,631 29,022 139,399
    1995 90,510 0 1,238 0 91,748 27,512 127,771
    1996 90,500 0 837 0 91,337 20,785 111,098
    1997 10 0 500 0 510 6,942 4,148
    1998 8,179,447 0 4,267,139 0 12,446,586 183,949 23,676,748
    1999 8,376,680 0 2,978,593 0 11,355,273 2,285,208 23,140,195
    2000 7,479,753 0 3,572,722 0 11,052,475 1,931,871 29,853,133
    2001 7,262,138 0 3,479,783 0 10,741,921 9,325,478 31,547,768
    2002 7,060,260 0 3,556,498 0 10,616,757 10,419,657 32,936,873
    "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 1.55 0 0 0 1.55 0 1.55
    2001 1.46 0 0 0 1.46 0 1.46
    2002 1.51 0 0 0 1.51 0 1.51
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