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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
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:METHYL IODIDE
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:HYDROCHLORIC ACID
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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 155
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 29 1,500
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 28
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 32,898 10,772
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants .400
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 3,854 740
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 21,717 10,771
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 24,922 26,211
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 3,230
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 45,823 27,521
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 15,492 26,201
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 36,843 26,952
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 25,542 26,951

    *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 2,479,100 61,570 0 0 2,540,670 261,600 NA
    1989 1,837,150 25,200 0 0 1,862,350 218,000 NA
    1990 1,715,605 34,750 0 0 1,750,355 163,850 NA
    1991 1,278,414 33,060 0 0 1,311,474 1,716,397 8,152,054
    1992 482,011 12,510 0 0 494,521 802,273 5,636,753
    1993 251,146 15,680 0 0 266,826 817,246 5,975,872
    1994 136,900 12,700 0 0 149,600 1,440,250 6,985,630
    1995 184,000 65,205 0 0 249,205 2,622,626 7,285,015
    1996 158,934 46,009 0 0 204,943 5,327,201 10,088,248
    1997 177,471 53,898 0 0 231,369 12,505,970 12,004,251
    1998 170,180 39,310 0 0 209,490 8,052,954 16,977,643
    1999 151,697 21,776 0 0 173,473 8,046,340 14,043,608
    2000 89,098 16,416 0 0 105,514 8,167,653 14,114,618
    2001 93,641 31,171 0 0 124,812 6,067,716 12,436,611
    2002 49,053 27,521 0 0 76,574 5,751,509 11,266,440
    "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: 3517 RADIUM SPRINGS RD., ALBANY, GA 31705
    Public Contact: JUDITH CORBETT
    Phone: (229) 420-2217
    SIC Code: 28 Chemicals And Allied Products
    2002 Parent Company: MERCK & CO. INC.
    Latitude: 31.49778
    Longitude: -84.13111
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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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