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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 Potential Human Health Risks
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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 7
    Suspected Carcinogens 25,290
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 32,277 520
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 27,190
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 20,877 160
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 907 140
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 8,007
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 48,367 380
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 64,557 630
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 5,960
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 59,637 770
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 41,977 410
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 65,597 770
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 61,737 610

    *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 1,728,268 2,188 0 0 1,730,456 14 NA
    1989 1,676,766 7,320 0 0 1,684,086 10 NA
    1990 1,328,027 7,730 0 0 1,335,757 14 NA
    1991 1,358,647 48,730 30 0 1,407,407 13 6,795,803
    1992 1,462,047 37,000 0 0 1,499,047 339 7,204,770
    1993 1,474,690 32,680 0 0 1,507,370 378 7,521,060
    1994 1,051,200 13,970 0 0 1,065,170 4 4,857,504
    1995 170,520 213,010 0 0 383,530 0 3,802,381
    1996 154,890 9,420 0 0 164,310 330,520 2,710,060
    1997 176,500 2,005 0 0 178,505 1,297,980 4,604,570
    1998 179,150 1,190 0 0 180,340 282,640 3,441,970
    1999 170,151 13,910 0 0 184,061 790,113 4,018,488
    2000 88,377 392 0 0 88,769 1,184,097 3,095,976
    2001 50,098 1,310 10 0 51,418 840,202 2,441,123
    2002 65,617 770 0 0 66,387 2,230,640 3,203,276
    "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: 2778 S.E. SIDE HWY., ELKTON, VA 22827
    Public Contact: J. L. TICKLE
    Phone: (540) 298-4192
    SIC Code: 28 Chemicals And Allied Products
    2002 Parent Company: MERCK & CO. INC.
    Latitude: 38.40444
    Longitude: -78.60583
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  • Links

    • Scorecard's Criteria air pollutants report for this facility
    • 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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