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Environmental Release Report: EXIDE CORP. READING SMELTER 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):
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    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
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:LEAD 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 958 76
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 998 534
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 958 76
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 26 116
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 166 2
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 983 192
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 958 76
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 958 76
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 974 418
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 792 74
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 207 460
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 207 460
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 206 460

    *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 4,111 365 0 0 4,476 541,074 NA
    1989 3,224 819 0 0 4,043 882,364 NA
    1990 2,973 385 0 0 3,358 13,573,697 NA
    1991 2,723 647 0 0 3,370 5,352,410 43,515,103
    1992 3,343 658 0 0 4,001 8,157,760 35,177,717
    1993 3,763 911 0 0 4,674 1,924,488 31,537,332
    1994 4,140 866 0 0 5,006 2,797,195 2,731,489
    1995 4,498 616 0 0 5,114 2,163,496 23,945,445
    1996 2,105 2,879 0 0 4,984 2,854,715 22,889,604
    1997 1,636 1,335 0 0 2,971 3,400,475 22,527,586
    1998 1,164 998 0 0 2,162 1,723,987 23,178,797
    1999 1,138 927 0 0 2,065 1,168,986 20,917,220
    2000 1,312 669 0 0 1,981 1,604,289 16,928,315
    2001 1,124 652 0 0 1,776 1,433,717 14,415,410
    2002 999 534 0 0 1,533 396,349 14,158,322
    "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 .38 0 0 0 .38 1.12 1.50
    2001 .0662 0 0 0 .0662 .1952 .2613
    2002 .0666 0 0 0 .0666 0 .2674
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  • Facility Information
    2002 Facility Name: EXIDE CORP. READING SMELTER DIV.
    Mailing Address: SPRING VALLEY RD. & NOLAN ST., READING, PA 19605
    Public Contact: HOWARD A. MASTER
    Phone: (610) 921-4001
    SIC Code: 33 Primary Metal Industries
    2002 Parent Company: EXIDE TECHS.
    Latitude: 40.3776
    Longitude: -75.914
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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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