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Environmental Release Report: AMERICAN CHEMICAL SERVICE 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:FORMALDEHYDE
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:1,2,4-TRIMETHYLBENZENE
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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 147
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 9,562
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 7,020
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 2,946
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 99
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 7,347
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 7,350
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 7,528
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 12,438
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 10,051
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 12,438
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 7,528

    *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 30,892 0 0 0 30,892 18,288 NA
    1989 29,724 0 0 0 29,724 3,431 NA
    1990 13,217 0 0 0 13,217 9,250 NA
    1991 9,300 0 0 0 9,300 27,584 75,610
    1992 15,110 0 0 0 15,110 47,831 102,847
    1993 8,133 0 0 0 8,133 43,192 95,713
    1994 4,676 0 0 0 4,676 37,727 234,953
    1995 13,831 0 0 0 13,831 19,425 261,364
    1996 12,052 0 0 0 12,052 26,885 248,822
    1997 11,878 0 0 0 11,878 36,670 296,216
    1998 14,916 0 0 0 14,916 50,970 381,959
    1999 13,280 0 0 0 13,280 48,770 388,378
    2000 12,860 0 0 0 12,860 39,999 353,895
    2001 12,916 0 0 0 12,916 39,821 367,275
    2002 12,438 0 0 0 12,438 23,851 336,304
    "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: AMERICAN CHEMICAL SERVICE INC.
    Mailing Address: 420 S. COLFAX AVE., GRIFFITH, IN 46319
    Public Contact: JAMES TARPO
    Phone: (219) 924-4370
    SIC Code: 28 Chemicals And Allied Products
    2002 Parent Company: NA
    Latitude: 41.5142
    Longitude: -87.4191
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  • Links

    • Scorecard's Superfund report for this facility
    • 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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