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Environmental Release Report: VANDERBURGH County, IN
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in VANDERBURGH 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):
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    Air releases of recognized developmental 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 VANDERBURGH County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:1,1-DICHLORO-1-FLUOROETHANE
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to ozone depletion
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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:COPPER 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 117,999
    Suspected Carcinogens 628
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 1,077,405
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 91,417
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 431,167
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 117,271
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 222,765 250
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 600,842
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 608,123
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 5
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 1,181,753
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 499,182
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 622,335 250
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 501,007

    *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 3,065,814 0 17,010 0 3,082,824 1,350,373 NA
    1989 3,138,275 0 0 0 3,138,275 648,326 NA
    1990 2,528,163 5 20 5 2,528,193 269,041 NA
    1991 2,487,930 250 250 0 2,488,430 1,042,590 7,460,408
    1992 2,476,817 250 730 0 2,477,797 1,215,020 7,639,583
    1993 2,060,249 250 548 0 2,061,047 1,541,041 7,575,473
    1994 2,261,811 250 0 0 2,262,061 887,859 6,911,931
    1995 2,137,996 250 5,682 0 2,143,928 693,015 5,521,509
    1996 1,422,973 260 20,264 0 1,443,497 1,128,062 5,488,603
    1997 760,227 500 5,210 0 765,937 2,340,704 3,941,340
    1998 784,573 250 44,598 0 829,421 1,293,858 5,783,802
    1999 871,106 5 164,815 0 1,035,926 2,833,603 6,002,750
    2000 1,037,809 5 158,010 0 1,195,824 2,732,552 5,019,459
    2001 1,056,450 5 1,993 0 1,058,448 2,348,337 4,840,701
    2002 1,183,942 250 1,314 0 1,185,506 2,043,572 6,390,031
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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