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Environmental Release Report: Zip Code 07083 (UNION, NJ)
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in Zip Code 07083*
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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
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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 672
    Suspected Carcinogens 1,480
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 16,743 46
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 1,635
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 17,934 46
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 661
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 6,566
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 23,944 46
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 21,187 46
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 12,659
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 112
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 16,067 46
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 28,728 46
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 14,487

    *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
    7 TRI chemicals released to air in the United States lack the risk assessment values required for safety assessment
    219 TRI chemicals released to air in the United States lack the exposure estimates required for safety assessment
    Water Releases
    6 TRI chems released to water in the United States lack the risk assessment values required for safety assessment
    173 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 468,514 2,215 0 0 470,729 1,153,038 NA
    1989 406,533 1,163 500 0 408,196 861,480 NA
    1990 494,703 1,285 3,155 0 499,143 712,298 NA
    1991 565,603 30 123 0 565,756 3,572,902 4,529,399
    1992 454,319 33 0 0 454,352 2,349,464 3,641,082
    1993 285,056 15 0 0 285,071 2,328,444 3,098,688
    1994 219,701 0 0 0 219,701 1,603,967 5,255,482
    1995 166,312 5 0 0 166,317 1,458,763 1,913,292
    1996 92,990 0 0 0 92,990 1,944,317 5,820,667
    1997 97,049 0 0 0 97,049 3,287,198 1,967,956
    1998 71,379 0 0 0 71,379 2,420,230 2,744,120
    1999 9,700 0 0 0 9,700 280,468 353,884
    2000 20,897 0 0 0 20,897 971,820 1,005,880
    2001 11,248 0 0 0 11,248 857,361 974,975
    2002 28,865 46 0 0 28,911 1,309,203 2,654,227
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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