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Environmental Release Report: UNION TANK CAR CO. PLANT 1
 
 
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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:CHROMIUM
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:CHROMIUM
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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 3 5
    Suspected Carcinogens 9 5
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 3 5
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 3 5
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 12 10
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 12 10
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 30 10
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 24 10
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 33 15
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 33 15
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 12 10

    *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
    1990 53,207 0 0 0 53,207 27,103 NA
    1991 118,645 0 0 0 118,645 163,909 283,157
    1992 87,225 0 0 0 87,225 203,169 290,554
    1993 65,474 0 0 0 65,474 200,871 265,950
    1994 102,339 0 0 0 102,339 196,059 298,310
    1995 31,524 0 0 0 31,524 225,517 260,334
    1996 46,348 0 0 0 46,348 277,483 323,724
    1997 54,071 0 0 0 54,071 376,610 242,371
    1998 2,264 5 0 0 2,269 178,994 180,736
    1999 44,361 10 0 0 44,371 159,316 203,148
    2000 40,106 10 0 0 40,116 129,085 168,519
    2001 47 15 0 0 62 138,795 138,535
    2002 33 15 0 0 48 86,185 86,801
    "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: UNION TANK CAR CO. PLANT 1
    Mailing Address: 300 W. 151ST ST., EAST CHICAGO, IN 46312
    Public Contact: STEPHANIE COLLERAN
    Phone: (219) 392-6230
    SIC Code: 37 Transportation Equipment
    2002 Parent Company: UNION TANK CAR CO.
    Latitude: 41.62158
    Longitude: -87.4745
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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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