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Environmental Release Report: Zip Code 70764 (PLAQUEMINE, LA)
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in Zip Code 70764*
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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:DICHLORODIFLUOROMETHANE
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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:VINYL CHLORIDE
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:MERCURY
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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 72,246 149
    Suspected Carcinogens 432 394
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 223,742 239,992
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 4,820 110
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 152,553 47
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 63,154 1
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 41,728 940
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 194,517 3,294
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 268,036 1,886
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 31,966
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 301,392 4,795
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 3,056 109
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 88,947 3,108
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 285,689 6,685
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 263,363 2,211

    *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 91,220 0 0 0 91,220 6 NA
    1989 1,916,261 1,657 296,357 0 2,214,275 0 NA
    1990 274,632 3,811 0 0 278,443 500 NA
    1991 777,608 8,703 98 0 786,409 517,632 104,613,734
    1992 564,833 9,241 153 0 574,227 102,681 74,203,946
    1993 699,124 7,254 2,170 0 708,548 27,743 74,741,976
    1994 879,215 5,361 1,730 0 886,306 569,215 80,005,639
    1995 755,607 4,633 1,470 0 761,710 91,988 175,405,944
    1996 161,145 0 0 0 161,145 0 686,948
    1997 155,640 0 0 0 155,640 100 728,266
    1998 142,541 4,982 0 530,351 677,874 302,317 1,479,598
    1999 522,346 152,038 192 2,807,375 3,481,951 225,054 87,670,903
    2000 292,713 5,283 6,285 9,147,515 9,451,796 237,470 958,948,806
    2001 356,229 93,378 6,581 3,635,511 4,091,699 50,439 865,887,761
    2002 331,703 245,019 2,026 1,631,450 2,210,198 311,962 154,931,581
    "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 8.50 82.80 120 0 211 546 8,721
    2001 2.64 .5401 168 0 171 430 2,515
    2002 2.46 .705 0 0 3.17 196 2,874
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