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Environmental Release Report: Zip Code 46402 (GARY, IN)
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in Zip Code 46402*
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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 112,763 5,718
    Suspected Carcinogens 3,481 4,997
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 144,407 2,924,684
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 57,674 3,160
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 122,911 9,032
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 60,218 12,728
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 666,810 20,716
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 49,946 12,043
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 845,622 16,935
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 551,238 420
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 411,112 45,958
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 51,563 2,850
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 218,445 31,778
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 1,031,151 61,877
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 861,591 37,549

    *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 5,177,067 836,000 5,938,000 0 11,951,067 5,200 NA
    1989 2,465,061 705,100 18,738 0 3,188,899 5,200 NA
    1990 3,274,510 416,400 788,318 0 4,479,228 5,950 NA
    1991 1,665,698 38,300 1,569,015 0 3,273,013 1,917,263 5,569,903
    1992 1,289,409 15,800 1,082,081 0 2,387,290 1,961,337 4,364,190
    1993 1,269,889 17,070 1,117,009 0 2,403,968 2,296,864 4,890,548
    1994 5,817,175 26,730 477,740 0 6,321,645 2,116,727 8,644,480
    1995 7,148,426 32,147 4,494,854 0 11,675,427 206,822 14,444,413
    1996 4,793,117 38,175 5,736,355 0 10,567,647 4,301,318 67,809,378
    1997 4,732,655 38,105 14,257,650 0 19,028,410 10,301,430 40,770,138
    1998 3,466,385 28,402 11,222,163 0 14,716,950 5,243,642 37,499,321
    1999 2,217,595 36,712 12,043,800 0 14,298,107 829,850 24,145,866
    2000 879,873 3,274,926 10,076,174 0 14,230,973 3,551,704 114,631,376
    2001 829,904 3,085,808 10,008,910 0 13,924,622 1,554,392 90,956,404
    2002 1,037,786 2,971,479 9,043,013 0 13,052,278 1,021,016 104,491,301
    "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 5.70 0 0 0 5.70 8.10 13.80
    2001 4.61 0 0 0 4.61 124 128
    2002 19.50 0 0 0 19.50 0 181
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