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Environmental Release Report: GE PLASTICS MT. VERNON INC.
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation at This Facility*
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    Cancer risk score (air and water releases):
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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 Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:CHLORODIFLUOROMETHANE
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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:DICHLOROMETHANE
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:MERCURY 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 422,655 1,279
    Suspected Carcinogens 559 2,650
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 743,864 49,134
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 148,154 279
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 274,010 31,200
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 491,604 2,409
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 672,415 3,429
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 766,055 33,384
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 1,417,710 35,539
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 623,250
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 1,057,109 36,039
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 23,100 29
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 677,510 12,250
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 1,440,025 37,505
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 1,222,430 26,160

    *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 7,991,771 25,346 0 0 8,017,117 1,755,500 NA
    1989 7,618,972 16,224 0 0 7,635,196 1,204,403 NA
    1990 7,942,183 33,482 0 0 7,975,665 495,510 NA
    1991 4,957,591 6,124 0 0 4,963,715 514,786 13,396,773
    1992 2,101,005 14,164 0 0 2,115,169 314,070 10,981,670
    1993 2,352,341 7,424 0 0 2,359,765 416,731 12,421,948
    1994 2,129,664 19,061 0 0 2,148,725 512,718 13,519,233
    1995 2,215,522 127,125 1,521 0 2,344,168 552,313 29,346,769
    1996 2,765,861 133,477 3 0 2,899,341 721,066 24,858,426
    1997 2,542,796 183,494 150 0 2,726,440 1,444,022 33,019,702
    1998 2,262,276 161,286 25 0 2,423,587 702,252 33,649,416
    1999 2,434,857 88,504 0 0 2,523,361 718,393 34,819,592
    2000 1,873,070 58,295 0 0 1,931,365 681,122 32,759,563
    2001 1,739,610 103,092 0 0 1,842,702 369,590 51,943,374
    2002 1,631,993 66,448 0 0 1,698,441 585,375 34,968,741
    "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 .47 0 0 0 .47 0 .47
    2001 .44 0 0 0 .44 0 .44
    2002 .41 0 0 0 .41 0 .41
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  • Facility Information
    2002 Facility Name: GE PLASTICS MT. VERNON INC.
    Mailing Address: 1 LEXAN LN., MOUNT VERNON, IN 47620
    Public Contact: KIMBERLY DERK
    Phone: (812) 831-7621
    SIC Code: 28 Chemicals And Allied Products
    2002 Parent Company: GE CO.
    Latitude: 37.90069
    Longitude: -87.93197
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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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