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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:CHROMIUM
    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 26,807 21
    Suspected Carcinogens 2,794 5
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 525,914 24
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 13,967 1
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 545,084 20
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 6,100
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 114,670 48
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 274,545 1,914
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 577,810 4
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 293,753
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 782,401 1
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 637 1
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 551,204 20
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 1,001,508 1,955
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 571,213 25

    *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 2,645,917 11,575 1,213,941 2,981,575 6,853,008 2,527,289 NA
    1989 2,188,959 1,784 73,871 23,190 2,287,804 1,558,785 NA
    1990 2,152,870 505 46,510 1,471 2,201,356 1,501,722 NA
    1991 1,780,964 375 79,591 275 1,861,205 3,810,410 10,120,419
    1992 1,663,454 191 3,765 270 1,667,680 2,999,312 8,455,503
    1993 1,320,088 161 13,050 25 1,333,324 3,162,277 8,884,695
    1994 1,515,810 343 16,305 0 1,532,458 2,805,890 7,910,905
    1995 1,365,123 7,595 14,030 0 1,386,748 3,156,801 6,175,975
    1996 1,271,382 4,562 18,662 0 1,294,606 4,482,898 8,265,550
    1997 1,232,369 7,133 0 0 1,239,502 7,828,518 31,497,866
    1998 1,725,373 75 3,420 0 1,728,868 3,573,339 25,327,556
    1999 1,281,275 105 288,104 0 1,569,484 3,227,252 8,847,084
    2000 1,364,011 173 308,359 0 1,672,543 2,822,064 8,633,384
    2001 1,138,466 2,016 229,912 0 1,370,394 3,416,166 8,582,834
    2002 1,015,487 1,956 82,973 0 1,100,415 1,852,962 7,481,776
    "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 .2 0 0 0 .2 0 .2
    2001 .1 0 0 0 .1 0 .1
    2002 .2 0 0 0 .2 0 .2
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