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Environmental Release Report: RELIANT ENERGY INC. ELRAMA POWER PLANT
 
 
  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation at This Facility*
    Cleanest/Best Facilities in US Percentile Dirtiest/Worst Facilities in US
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    Total environmental releases:
    Cancer risk score (air and water releases):
    Noncancer risk score (air and water releases):
    Air releases of recognized carcinogens:
    Air releases of recognized developmental toxicants:
    Air releases of recognized reproductive toxicants:

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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:ARSENIC (ORGANIC OR INORGANIC COMPOUNDS)
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:MERCURY COMPOUNDS
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    See Scorecard's estimates of the health risks associated with outdoor air pollution for this area
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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 624 259
    Suspected Carcinogens 1,121 500
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 95,245 509
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 342 9
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 94,903 500
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 266,382 759
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 1,282 759
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 359,470 259
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 408,738
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 95,437 509
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 281 9
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 94,738 500
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 411,026 1,250
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 410,116 750

    *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
    6 TRI chemicals released to air in the United States lack the risk assessment values required for safety assessment
    218 TRI chemicals released to air in the United States lack the exposure estimates required for safety assessment
    Water Releases
    5 TRI chems released to water in the United States lack the risk assessment values required for safety assessment
    172 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
    1998 1,543,160 1,918 0 80,400 1,625,478 201,000 1,828,800
    1999 117,720 2,250 0 0 119,970 111,390 2,235,980
    2000 128,947 2,250 56,728 0 187,925 269,793 2,684,721
    2001 413,051 2,009 0 0 415,060 375,349 1,880,839
    2002 413,103 2,009 0 0 415,112 0 2,453,367
    "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 1.50 0 0 0 1.50 0 1.50
    2001 1.66 0 0 0 1.66 0 1.66
    2002 1.66 0 0 0 1.66 0 1.66
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  • Facility Information
    2002 Facility Name: RELIANT ENERGY INC. ELRAMA POWER PLANT
    Mailing Address: 30 DUQUESNE LIGHT WAY, ELRAMA, PA 15038
    Public Contact: STEPHEN S. DAVIES, P.E.
    Phone: (814) 533-8362
    SIC Code: 49 Electric, Gas, And Sanitary Services
    2002 Parent Company: RELIANT ENERGY INC.
    Latitude: 40.25306
    Longitude: -79.91611
    Facilities are encouraged to respond to the information presented in Scorecard.
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  • Links

    • See EPA Envirofacts report for this facility for information about regulatory compliance, hazardous waste handling processes, Superfund status, and permitted air and water emissions.
    • RTK NET report for this facility, which includes its complete Form R report to EPA's Toxics Release Inventory

    Scorecard's report for WASHINGTON County on:

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