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Environmental Release Report: MEDTRONIC BIOMEDICUS INC. STERILE SYS. OPERATION
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation at This Facility*
    Cleanest/Best Facilities in US Percentile Dirtiest/Worst Facilities in US
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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:ETHYLENE OXIDE
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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 265
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 265
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 265
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 265
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 265
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 265
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 265
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 265
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 265
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 265

    *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
    1994 85 0 0 0 85 26,880 112,080
    1995 250 0 0 0 250 25,445 92,570
    1996 250 0 0 0 250 0 124,925
    1997 250 0 0 0 250 59,988 114,885
    1998 250 0 0 0 250 65,356 176,462
    1999 250 0 0 0 250 50,470 175,019
    2000 250 0 0 0 250 159,185 260,062
    2001 250 0 0 0 250 129,834 219,176
    2002 265 0 0 0 265 165,959 283,946
    "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: MEDTRONIC BIOMEDICUS INC. STERILE SYS. OPERATION
    Mailing Address: 520 WATSON ST. S.W., GRAND RAPIDS, MI 49504
    Public Contact: ROGER W. BRINK
    Phone: (616) 643-7337
    SIC Code: 38 Instruments And Related Products
    2002 Parent Company: MEDTRONIC BIOMEDICUS INC.
    Latitude: 42.96164
    Longitude: -85.68122
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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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