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Environmental Release Report: POLAROID CORP. - NEW BEDFORD
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation at This Facility*
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    Noncancer risk score (air and water releases):

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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:no data available
    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:METHANOL
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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)
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 4,200
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 21,100
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 21,100
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 21,100
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 21,100
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 4,200
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 21,100
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 21,100

    *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 42,250 0 0 0 42,250 67,400 NA
    1989 42,801 0 0 0 42,801 59,035 NA
    1990 45,001 0 0 0 45,001 64,008 NA
    1991 35,101 0 0 0 35,101 96,834 403,041
    1992 36,101 0 0 0 36,101 100,846 342,526
    1993 34,103 0 0 0 34,103 51,263 334,696
    1994 43,272 0 0 0 43,272 233,047 672,292
    1995 42,681 2 0 0 42,683 294,034 886,653
    1996 45,400 2 0 0 45,402 317,230 890,052
    1997 41,040 2 0 0 41,042 703,387 1,082,452
    1998 36,910 0 0 0 36,910 355,080 1,157,300
    1999 35,900 0 0 0 35,900 192,910 696,460
    2000 36,900 0 0 0 36,900 195,930 626,120
    2001 26,400 0 0 0 26,400 181,320 518,520
    2002 21,100 0 0 0 21,100 227,160 537,560
    "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. - NEW BEDFORD
    Mailing Address: 100 DUCHAINE BLVD., NEW BEDFORD, MA 02745
    Public Contact: ROBERT T. HAWES
    Phone: (781) 386-0893
    SIC Code: 38 Instruments And Related Products
    2002 Parent Company: POLAROID HOLDING CO.
    Latitude: 41.72183
    Longitude: -70.95352
    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 BRISTOL County on:

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