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Environmental Release Report: Zip Code 70094 (WESTWEGO, LA)
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in Zip Code 70094*
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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
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:ACRYLONITRILE
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:COPPER
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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 31,196 26
    Suspected Carcinogens 2,562 14
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 150,917 174
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 795 .200
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 162,228 357
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 27,171 73
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 111,351 170
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 142,021 362
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 438,842 22,118
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 66,650
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 438,857 22,102
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants .400 .200
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 410,740 21,879
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 533,229 22,321
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 496,846 22,116

    *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 3,901,278 413,850 1,250 175,187,750 179,504,128 680,066 NA
    1989 2,011,690 321,500 0 191,404,650 193,737,840 10,806 NA
    1990 1,736,586 262,493 0 161,186,000 163,185,079 11,407 NA
    1991 2,035,809 305,117 0 141,330,450 143,671,376 570,496 155,122,889
    1992 955,944 298,076 0 146,355,805 147,609,825 3,506,425 168,756,450
    1993 781,600 46,506 0 119,578,250 120,406,356 2,207,934 151,672,312
    1994 688,926 40,498 0 19,962,750 20,692,174 2,658,515 44,644,959
    1995 705,038 51,677 0 26,362,503 27,119,218 1,823,819 47,615,985
    1996 376,949 65,928 0 23,711,470 24,154,347 1,976,123 61,615,457
    1997 932,614 37,989 0 20,076,300 21,046,903 8,909,119 74,059,718
    1998 415,351 48,931 0 19,605,900 20,070,182 4,507,235 54,459,097
    1999 357,386 25,031 0 13,604,200 13,986,617 940,929 79,722,429
    2000 599,008 27,743 0 16,429,470 17,056,221 1,342,561 71,917,296
    2001 688,467 25,026 0 10,603,835 11,317,329 701,961 46,529,060
    2002 533,245 22,338 0 8,829,043 9,384,626 502,225 36,571,864
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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