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Environmental Release Report: POLAROID CORP.
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation at This Facility*
    Cleanest/Best Facilities in US Percentile Dirtiest/Worst Facilities 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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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:DICHLOROMETHANE
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:DICHLOROMETHANE
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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 4,925
    Suspected Carcinogens .100
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 14,765
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 1,557
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 25,426
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 5,539
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 2,698
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 31,908
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 32,603
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 1,065
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 32,978
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 10
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 14,664
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 31,481
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 24,938

    *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 356,932 0 0 0 356,932 2,361,228 NA
    1989 320,610 0 0 0 320,610 2,571,066 NA
    1990 331,787 0 0 0 331,787 1,766,522 NA
    1991 333,128 0 0 0 333,128 3,187,622 7,993,023
    1992 355,614 10 0 0 355,624 4,060,552 8,992,217
    1993 340,591 20 0 0 340,611 3,123,369 6,990,847
    1994 354,042 3 0 0 354,045 3,648,265 8,056,567
    1995 185,135 3 0 0 185,138 2,978,621 6,947,159
    1996 207,492 0 0 0 207,492 2,763,517 6,240,354
    1997 104,422 0 46 0 104,468 2,625,893 3,066,005
    1998 78,037 0 0 0 78,037 2,210,430 3,713,975
    1999 61,672 0 0 0 61,672 2,090,455 3,478,058
    2000 34,152 0 0 0 34,152 2,374,114 3,923,124
    2001 40,021 0 0 0 40,021 1,154,613 2,266,791
    2002 33,150 0 0 0 33,150 1,139,003 1,578,067
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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  • Facility Information
    2002 Facility Name: POLAROID CORP.
    Mailing Address: 1265 MAIN ST., WALTHAM, MA 02451
    Public Contact: TIM HAWES
    Phone: (781) 386-0893
    SIC Code: 38 Instruments And Related Products
    2002 Parent Company: POLAROID HOLDING CO.
    Latitude: 42.37637
    Longitude: -71.26399
    Facilities are encouraged to respond to the information presented in Scorecard.
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  • Links

    • See EPA Envirofacts report for this facility for information about regulatory compliance, hazardous waste handling processes, Superfund status, and permitted air and water emissions.
    • RTK NET report for this facility, which includes its complete Form R report to EPA's Toxics Release Inventory

    Scorecard's report for MIDDLESEX County on:

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