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Environmental Release Report: PORTER County, IN
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in PORTER County*
    Cleanest/Best Counties in US Percentile Dirtiest/Worst Counties in US
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    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 PORTER County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:CHROMIUM 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 90,137 741
    Suspected Carcinogens 19,739 3,850
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 525,751 23,441
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 84,011 700
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 380,005 791
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 84,503 950
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 332,441 8,561
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 419,212 9,155
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 888,953 8,350
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 518,586
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 838,820 23,000
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 68,764 700
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 557,168 21,341
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 1,354,923 34,716
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 1,157,353 11,741

    *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 2,790,488 212,853 28,983,297 28,983,120 60,969,758 1,385,269 NA
    1989 2,341,036 407,154 1,531,899 25,878,195 30,158,284 421,277 NA
    1990 2,031,430 418,905 562,711 4,748,507 7,761,553 466,352 NA
    1991 1,686,134 165,755 1,311,501 2,356,400 5,519,790 4,431,768 15,350,063
    1992 1,622,904 113,805 1,063,501 3,775,635 6,575,845 4,726,852 39,025,615
    1993 886,685 93,505 607,105 7,342,300 8,929,595 3,602,456 43,669,279
    1994 638,121 63,310 501,200 4,526,800 5,729,431 5,052,391 59,828,229
    1995 467,916 37,805 537,305 3,000 1,046,026 11,975,747 40,061,074
    1996 694,234 51,305 785,255 1,174,373 2,705,167 11,278,396 22,338,955
    1997 856,963 42,555 898,658 1,262,661 3,060,837 6,829,632 10,668,546
    1998 1,959,247 96,500 1,851,675 1,039,913 4,947,335 4,869,781 17,361,867
    1999 2,736,968 61,538 1,970,262 890,265 5,659,033 5,260,863 18,653,904
    2000 1,500,880 60,713 1,500,116 1,026,106 4,087,814 2,413,889 16,110,852
    2001 1,183,110 49,842 659,354 1,074,584 2,966,890 1,806,146 13,865,254
    2002 1,365,044 56,416 779,883 999,947 3,201,290 4,200,057 18,043,757
    "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 18.20 0 .6 0 18.80 63.60 82.40
    2001 13.20 0 1.00 0 14.20 64.00 78.20
    2002 10.20 0 1.00 0 11.20 0 75.20
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