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Environmental Release Report: USS GARY WORKS
 
 
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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:ARSENIC (ORGANIC OR INORGANIC COMPOUNDS)
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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 112,762 5,718
    Suspected Carcinogens 3,481 4,997
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 144,401 2,924,684
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 57,668 3,160
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 122,911 9,032
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 60,212 12,728
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 555,637 20,716
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 49,940 12,043
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 734,449 16,935
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 440,071 420
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 411,106 45,958
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 51,562 2,850
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 218,440 31,778
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 919,978 61,877
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 750,418 37,549

    *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 5,174,263 836,000 5,938,000 0 11,948,263 0 NA
    1989 2,462,285 705,100 18,738 0 3,186,123 0 NA
    1990 3,270,154 416,400 788,068 0 4,474,622 0 NA
    1991 1,664,394 38,300 1,569,000 0 3,271,694 1,269,292 4,920,614
    1992 1,288,102 15,800 1,082,000 0 2,385,902 1,276,501 3,674,470
    1993 1,269,883 17,070 1,117,009 0 2,403,962 1,707,389 4,265,854
    1994 5,817,169 26,730 477,740 0 6,321,639 1,581,620 8,004,260
    1995 7,148,261 32,147 4,494,854 0 11,675,262 206,822 14,107,397
    1996 4,766,002 38,175 5,736,355 0 10,540,532 4,301,318 67,367,587
    1997 4,713,150 38,105 14,257,650 0 19,008,905 10,301,430 40,414,090
    1998 3,427,294 28,402 11,222,163 0 14,677,859 5,243,642 37,192,589
    1999 2,166,746 36,712 12,043,800 0 14,247,258 829,850 23,828,169
    2000 879,527 3,274,926 10,076,174 0 14,230,627 3,551,704 114,364,363
    2001 829,834 3,085,808 10,008,910 0 13,924,552 1,554,392 90,956,404
    2002 926,613 2,971,479 9,043,013 0 12,941,105 1,021,014 104,380,124
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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  • Dioxin Compounds Summary
  • Environmental Releases, Transfers, and Production-Related Waste (Grams of Dioxin Compounds from TRI sources)
    Year Air Releases Water Releases Land Releases Underground Injection Total Environmental Releases Total Off-Site Transfers Total Production-Related Waste
    2000 5.70 0 0 0 5.70 8.10 13.80
    2001 4.30 0 0 0 4.30 124 128
    2002 19.50 0 0 0 19.50 0 181
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  • Facility Information
    2002 Facility Name: USS GARY WORKS
    Mailing Address: 1 N. BROADWAY, GARY, IN 46402
    Public Contact: MIKE DIXON
    Phone: (412) 433-6860
    SIC Code: 33 Primary Metal Industries
    2002 Parent Company: U.S. STEEL CORP.
    Latitude: 41.60853
    Longitude: -87.33758
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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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