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Environmental Release Report: Zip Code 46312 (EAST CHICAGO, IN)
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in Zip Code 46312*
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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 17,994 504
    Suspected Carcinogens 16,935 5,382
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 32,146 43,617
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 21,149 497
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 5,538 90
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 2,769 230
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 135,525 8,853
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 37,523 5,977
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 91,289 4,490
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 110,020
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 88,499 4,720
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 17,145 497
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 53,658 4,000
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 259,186 12,583
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 150,764 9,602

    *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 4,128,523 1,224,850 119,779,140 5,840,000 130,972,513 41,071,786 NA
    1989 3,952,073 1,020,127 45,454,850 6,740,000 57,167,050 2,695,909 NA
    1990 3,430,730 951,160 43,616,850 4,406,600 52,405,340 2,936,421 NA
    1991 1,776,310 658,850 31,500,255 0 33,935,415 18,025,969 77,390,767
    1992 1,179,843 579,341 30,529,082 0 32,288,266 25,552,765 81,225,287
    1993 915,270 324,292 10,225,750 0 11,465,312 39,188,963 69,226,678
    1994 829,980 64,318 468,000 0 1,362,298 37,106,501 49,518,031
    1995 906,836 79,015 879,982 190 1,866,023 22,357,231 53,336,333
    1996 796,425 81,576 636,593 0 1,514,594 16,754,315 18,612,629
    1997 784,767 32,584 955,559 0 1,772,910 37,681,707 21,226,660
    1998 979,437 37,474 260,871 0 1,277,782 86,185,457 92,614,741
    1999 955,533 87,430 26,049 0 1,069,012 12,966,226 14,471,802
    2000 687,184 91,493 26,552 0 805,229 19,476,567 21,011,325
    2001 335,229 103,025 31,075 0 469,329 19,495,208 20,665,946
    2002 277,040 55,881 14,375 0 347,296 25,546,542 27,610,820
    "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 4.90 0 0 0 4.90 0 4.90
    2001 4.90 0 0 0 4.90 0 5.06
    2002 2.27 0 0 0 2.27 0 2.27
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