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Environmental Release Report: Zip Code 49548 (GRAND RAPIDS, MI)
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in Zip Code 49548*
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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 18,676 5
    Suspected Carcinogens 3
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 76,686 5
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 80
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 56,444 5
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 18,290
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 37,179 5
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 56,131
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 56,888
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 78,195
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 80
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 56,056 5
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 78,634 5
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 56,537 5

    *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 174,702 0 0 0 174,702 20,796 NA
    1989 373,118 0 0 0 373,118 13,740 NA
    1990 170,892 0 0 0 170,892 7,784 NA
    1991 216,050 0 0 0 216,050 274,922 1,000,900
    1992 437,354 0 0 0 437,354 226,370 678,092
    1993 426,465 10 0 0 426,475 333,265 799,964
    1994 672,029 5 0 0 672,034 532,605 1,232,585
    1995 126,402 0 0 0 126,402 410,445 560,613
    1996 77,643 0 0 0 77,643 218,857 364,692
    1997 111,664 0 0 0 111,664 2,164,252 1,195,387
    1998 121,452 0 0 0 121,452 397,871 541,557
    1999 457,319 250 0 0 457,569 1,491,128 4,868,298
    2000 310,659 5 0 0 310,664 1,769,555 3,503,468
    2001 245,596 5 0 0 245,601 1,394,462 1,697,174
    2002 78,634 5 0 0 78,639 435,862 890,150
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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