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Environmental Release Report: AIR PRODS. & CHEMICALS INC. SPECIALTY GAS DIV.
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation at This Facility*
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    Cancer risk score (air and water releases):
    Noncancer risk score (air and water releases):
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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:CHLOROMETHANE
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:CHLOROMETHANE
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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 9,948
    Suspected Carcinogens 2,647
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 18,202
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 2,647
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 8,668
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 6,887
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 500
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 9,789
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 19,702
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 8,913
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 19,202
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 16,141
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 16,642
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 9,500

    *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
    1988 54,778 0 0 0 54,778 52,195 NA
    1989 17,520 0 0 0 17,520 53,694 NA
    1990 14,168 0 0 0 14,168 107,024 NA
    1991 23,746 0 0 0 23,746 68,995 347,085
    1992 8,673 0 0 0 8,673 60,092 279,340
    1993 20,019 0 0 0 20,019 101,520 375,167
    1994 17,156 0 0 0 17,156 185,000 476,951
    1995 30,411 5 0 0 30,416 145,000 1,171,878
    1996 22,006 5 0 0 22,011 226,256 593,240
    1997 9,510 5 0 0 9,515 721,704 869,441
    1998 17,905 0 0 0 17,905 243,250 728,275
    1999 17,905 0 0 0 17,905 349,000 1,397,065
    2000 14,504 0 0 0 14,504 237,909 1,872,169
    2001 18,730 0 0 0 18,730 386,300 4,093,906
    2002 19,953 0 0 0 19,953 267,962 5,191,097
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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  • Facility Information
    2002 Facility Name: AIR PRODS. & CHEMICALS INC. SPECIALTY GAS DIV.
    Mailing Address: 357 MARIAN AVE., TAMAQUA, PA 18252
    Public Contact: RICHARD C. MEISER
    Phone: (570) 467-4193
    SIC Code: 28 Chemicals And Allied Products
    2002 Parent Company: AIR PRODS. & CHEMICALS INC.
    Latitude: 40.76901
    Longitude: -75.98416
    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

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