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Environmental Release Report: VIGO County, IN
 
 
  • Map Locating Toxic Chemical Releases
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in VIGO 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 VIGO 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 28,666 562
    Suspected Carcinogens 3,058 5,517
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 480,805 10,924
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 1,988 70
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 399,407 5,961
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 1,204
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 1,450,134 829
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 70,706 276
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 1,840,340 5,876
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 2,026,005
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 560,158 5,876
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 1,625 70
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 326,409 829
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 2,266,313 1,175
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 2,272,033 2,845

    *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 643,147 73,439 772,529 0 1,489,115 495,209 NA
    1989 768,171 92,151 626,454 0 1,486,776 363,514 NA
    1990 849,242 125,812 660,623 0 1,635,677 411,040 NA
    1991 389,365 23,800 36,222 0 449,387 892,144 3,989,547
    1992 390,756 44,000 16,598 0 451,354 667,514 3,155,929
    1993 331,692 22,383 14,755 0 368,830 512,597 3,669,064
    1994 288,513 23,350 80,000 0 391,863 319,484 2,673,336
    1995 354,171 4,933 2,694 0 361,798 275,187 1,602,704
    1996 548,632 10,194 3,133 0 561,959 370,122 1,883,426
    1997 516,585 8,245 20,067 0 544,897 422,498 1,988,185
    1998 2,042,961 13,131 374,627 0 2,430,719 510,852 5,075,379
    1999 2,575,368 6,600 317,126 0 2,899,094 361,358 5,226,613
    2000 2,097,084 12,972 95,274 0 2,205,330 503,891 4,117,936
    2001 2,194,504 13,613 183,735 0 2,391,851 567,047 4,682,225
    2002 2,280,059 13,417 610,622 0 2,904,098 81,584 4,538,497
    "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 .4321 0 .0068 0 .4389 .00709 .4459
    2001 .4333 0 0 0 .4333 .00812 .4415
    2002 .4507 0 0 0 .4507 .00825 .4589
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