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Environmental Release Report: Zip Code 08876 (SOMERVILLE, NJ)
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in Zip Code 08876*
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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 2,312
    Suspected Carcinogens .090
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 1,549
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 537
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 2,884
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 337
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 20
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 3,588
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 3,069
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 3,693
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 0
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 3,620
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 8,664
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 8,205

    *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 90,529 1 0 0 90,530 308,464 NA
    1989 80,992 9 0 0 81,001 362,064 NA
    1990 81,788 9 0 0 81,797 457,305 NA
    1991 150,728 10 0 0 150,738 617,203 2,435,128
    1992 143,309 0 0 0 143,309 602,790 2,948,125
    1993 148,492 0 0 0 148,492 680,780 2,703,628
    1994 138,022 0 0 0 138,022 493,098 2,133,910
    1995 65,096 0 0 0 65,096 167,768 1,434,034
    1996 107,162 0 0 0 107,162 447,731 2,143,263
    1997 77,225 0 0 0 77,225 508,874 2,161,607
    1998 56,397 0 0 0 56,397 402,146 1,694,996
    1999 62,329 0 0 0 62,329 616,266 2,846,404
    2000 13,631 0 0 0 13,631 1,904,448 1,948,950
    2001 13,033 0 0 0 13,033 873,822 802,074
    2002 9,187 0 0 0 9,187 372,642 609,743
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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