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Environmental Release Report: Zip Code 70601 (LAKE CHARLES, LA)
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in Zip Code 70601*
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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 Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:1,1,1-TRICHLOROETHANE
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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:CARBON TETRACHLORIDE
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:MERCURY COMPOUNDS
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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 249,206 1,939
    Suspected Carcinogens 17,585 18
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 1,206,110 111,886
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 422,273 39
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 853,745 10,176
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 161,005 1,502
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 589,899 5,996
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 1,060,472 36,733
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 1,294,607 157,929
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 24,570
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 1,635,793 158,164
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 65,610 2
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 1,164,834 133,711
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 1,439,764 167,334
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 1,445,773 153,920

    *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 2,363,963 151,847 31,064 9,330,870 11,877,744 6,444,838 NA
    1989 1,092,135 309,726 24,233 9,154,300 10,580,394 84,469 NA
    1990 1,581,786 83,202 22,907 10,165,100 11,852,995 116,499 NA
    1991 1,496,980 67,712 6,116 9,284,726 10,855,534 390,042 71,903,422
    1992 5,528,534 1,141,106 5,266 3,930,990 10,605,896 160,787,627 435,303,838
    1993 2,899,615 594,332 6,786 0 3,500,733 18,059,126 398,787,000
    1994 2,216,462 93,649 1,902 0 2,312,013 1,634,979 231,258,488
    1995 2,923,797 164,442 4,005 0 3,092,244 1,722,364 223,757,995
    1996 482,135 101,478 20 0 583,633 1,604,339 160,958,969
    1997 2,598,221 213,249 22 0 2,811,492 3,063,944 185,454,585
    1998 2,667,998 232,483 52 0 2,900,533 1,227,907 239,258,203
    1999 2,014,539 305,442 1 0 2,319,982 697,765 232,132,700
    2000 1,921,905 304,346 1 0 2,226,251 955,818 227,424,486
    2001 1,814,809 349,100 16,377 0 2,180,286 581,214 205,529,870
    2002 1,767,062 246,730 2 0 2,013,794 1,645,634 256,254,866
    "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 2.18 74.80 0 0 76.98 431 16,070
    2001 2.12 42.08 0 0 44.21 239 14,340
    2002 2.18 12.63 0 0 14.81 410 15,130
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