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Environmental Release Report: MERCK & CO. INC.
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation at This Facility*
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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 Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:CHLORODIFLUOROMETHANE
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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:ACETONITRILE
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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 28,867
    Suspected Carcinogens 1,980
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 58,640
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 2,360
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 38,909
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 46,757
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 10,496
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 72,116
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 63,357
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 8,062
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 73,221
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 40,934
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 81,239
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 26,304

    *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 577,428 0 215 0 577,643 10,073,909 NA
    1989 338,590 27 57 0 338,674 7,536,798 NA
    1990 319,182 76 0 0 319,258 6,713,166 NA
    1991 325,130 50 0 0 325,180 11,152,800 24,732,580
    1992 189,330 0 0 0 189,330 10,944,000 21,150,630
    1993 167,700 0 0 0 167,700 9,466,580 15,809,780
    1994 115,674 0 0 0 115,674 6,057,097 18,284,529
    1995 189,809 0 0 0 189,809 9,462,546 9,915,777
    1996 165,299 0 0 0 165,299 8,562,795 9,300,482
    1997 178,920 0 0 0 178,920 14,018,242 8,132,590
    1998 98,234 0 0 0 98,234 8,213,030 8,784,290
    1999 82,436 0 0 0 82,436 5,676,779 6,980,905
    2000 100,459 0 0 0 100,459 12,267,106 13,232,487
    2001 89,272 0 0 0 89,272 10,431,314 12,543,335
    2002 81,275 0 0 0 81,275 3,293,509 4,525,318
    "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: MERCK & CO. INC.
    Mailing Address: 126 E. LINCOLN AVE., RAHWAY, NJ 07065
    Public Contact: GAIL DRISCOLL
    Phone: (732) 594-6492
    SIC Code: 28 Chemicals And Allied Products
    2002 Parent Company: MERCK & CO. INC.
    Latitude: 40.61367
    Longitude: -74.2664
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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

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