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Environmental Release Report: OCCIDENTAL CHEMICAL CORP.
 
 
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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):
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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:VINYL CHLORIDE
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:VINYL CHLORIDE
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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 104,902
    Suspected Carcinogens 25,000
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 97,100
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 104,900
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 9,002
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 7,800
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 155,330
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 1,200
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 186,930
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 154,130
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 188,132
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 188,130

    *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 490,730 0 3,430 0 494,160 128,270 NA
    1989 463,300 0 3,360 0 466,660 112,670 NA
    1990 589,374 0 553 0 589,927 207,307 NA
    1991 454,978 0 3,000 0 457,978 259,710 1,735,555
    1992 311,445 0 17 0 311,462 231,720 1,371,424
    1993 384,752 0 19 0 384,771 466,480 1,747,650
    1994 366,852 0 21 0 366,873 690,544 1,305,534
    1995 365,752 0 16 0 365,768 753,152 1,337,092
    1996 194,150 0 6 0 194,156 572,957 1,006,947
    1997 224,412 0 1 0 224,413 1,232,060 971,188
    1998 207,052 0 0 0 207,052 874,669 1,192,359
    1999 216,497 0 0 0 216,497 621,015 976,545
    2000 193,332 0 0 0 193,332 482,614 809,549
    2001 194,602 0 0 0 194,602 47,705 378,400
    2002 188,132 0 0 0 188,132 17,211 365,706
    "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: OCCIDENTAL CHEMICAL CORP.
    Mailing Address: 375 ARMAND HAMMER BLVD., POTTSTOWN, PA 19464
    Public Contact: STACEY A. MORRIS
    Phone: (610) 327-6715
    SIC Code: 28 Chemicals And Allied Products
    2002 Parent Company: OCCIDENTAL PETROLEUM CORP.
    Latitude: 40.23208
    Longitude: -75.61417
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  • Links

    • Scorecard's Criteria air pollutants report for this facility
    • 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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