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Environmental Release Report: GENERAL CHEMICAL CORP. DELAWARE VALLEY WORKS
 
 
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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:
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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: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 42
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 1,196
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 42
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 1,154
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 42
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 42
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 1,696 1,068
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 13,914
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 1,696 1,068
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 42
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 1,654 1,068
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 14,414 1,068
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 14,414 1,068

    *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 97,585 208,100 0 0 305,685 24,715 NA
    1989 90,149 330,000 0 0 420,149 34,580 NA
    1990 72,805 89,000 0 0 161,805 63,924 NA
    1991 61,452 88,000 0 0 149,452 7,482 152,551
    1992 30,420 38,000 0 0 68,420 4,960 72,075
    1993 29,160 23,000 0 0 52,160 6,967 58,647
    1994 29,580 3,600 0 0 33,180 24,750 56,764
    1995 18,550 750 0 0 19,300 5,250 154,990
    1996 68,700 1,700 0 0 70,400 18,255 1,858,560
    1997 25,300 4,800 0 0 30,100 10,350 1,727,200
    1998 29,700 2,100 250 0 32,050 7,467 1,642,000
    1999 26,427 1,876 0 0 28,303 5,966 1,660,683
    2000 17,096 498 0 0 17,594 4,933 108,662
    2001 18,042 750 0 0 18,792 4,417 99,158
    2002 14,456 1,068 0 0 15,524 3,892 91,199
    "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: GENERAL CHEMICAL CORP. DELAWARE VALLEY WORKS
    Mailing Address: 6300 PHILADELPHIA PIKE, CLAYMONT, DE 19703
    Public Contact: DAVID TUSINSKI
    Phone: (302) 792-8524
    SIC Code: 28 Chemicals And Allied Products
    2002 Parent Company: GENTEK INC.
    Latitude: 39.80778
    Longitude: -75.43389
    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 NEW CASTLE County on:

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