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Environmental Release Report: LAKE County, IN
 
 
  • Map Locating Toxic Chemical Releases
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in LAKE 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 LAKE County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:CARBON TETRACHLORIDE
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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:ARSENIC (ORGANIC OR INORGANIC COMPOUNDS)
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:LEAD 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 244,577 6,921
    Suspected Carcinogens 24,241 10,426
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 484,524 3,061,255
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 193,178 4,159
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 568,063 9,371
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 90,693 13,056
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 1,170,784 31,868
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 417,774 19,919
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 1,393,498 26,427
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 915,638 420
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 3,451,634 59,475
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 96,001 3,797
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 684,835 44,321
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 4,730,538 86,113
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 1,730,384 52,812

    *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 13,446,799 2,131,500 142,780,490 5,840,000 164,198,789 49,146,543 NA
    1989 9,796,695 1,804,332 45,491,000 6,740,000 63,832,027 7,443,074 NA
    1990 11,340,426 1,518,185 44,417,596 4,406,615 61,682,822 6,054,927 NA
    1991 7,314,189 878,476 33,085,786 0 41,278,451 231,516,173 357,460,813
    1992 6,177,288 703,285 31,626,042 0 38,506,615 261,302,881 393,498,988
    1993 4,979,760 433,036 11,372,047 0 16,784,843 307,287,735 429,259,624
    1994 9,085,373 303,385 977,330 0 10,366,088 45,032,511 133,499,310
    1995 9,926,646 197,875 5,388,011 190 15,512,722 30,171,499 138,008,345
    1996 6,716,245 207,571 6,374,646 0 13,298,462 24,532,452 122,818,787
    1997 6,837,240 183,445 15,281,857 0 22,302,542 53,747,424 101,352,348
    1998 7,110,552 172,619 11,586,718 0 18,869,889 95,414,707 189,751,009
    1999 4,417,388 228,087 12,344,716 0 16,990,191 21,482,604 106,109,700
    2000 2,723,863 3,476,695 10,406,604 0 16,607,163 27,579,637 201,394,474
    2001 2,461,783 3,379,582 10,326,652 0 16,168,017 26,000,420 173,105,520
    2002 4,944,143 3,132,436 9,057,461 0 17,134,039 30,527,657 213,586,112
    "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 13.76 0 0 0 13.76 10.10 98.96
    2001 10.60 0 0 0 10.60 124 155
    2002 22.67 0 0 0 22.67 .00463 200
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