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Environmental Release Report: UNION CARBIDE CORP. INSTITUTE PLANT
 
 
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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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    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 Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:CHLORODIFLUOROMETHANE
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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:ETHYLENE OXIDE
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:ETHYLENE OXIDE
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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 9,600
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 96,265
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 7,341
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 113,649
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 3,168
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 4,842
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 116,355
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 150,835
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 154,003
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 11,291
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 77,913
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 127,368
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 107,141

    *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 5,214,308 2,427 3,187 0 5,219,922 163,434 NA
    1989 4,987,448 41 2,811 0 4,990,300 638 NA
    1990 3,714,085 6,040 6,506 0 3,726,631 2,513,361 NA
    1991 3,642,944 5,446 1,578 0 3,649,968 2,848,987 17,555,639
    1992 3,149,667 2,646 431 0 3,152,744 2,962,883 70,122,143
    1993 3,083,525 4,106 681 0 3,088,312 4,016,056 88,530,731
    1994 519,270 789 1,183 0 521,242 3,987,402 69,226,725
    1995 609,147 1,920 162 0 611,229 3,915,070 83,362,755
    1996 449,967 0 0 0 449,967 2,048,441 54,266,500
    1997 325,515 40 1,533 0 327,088 4,725,732 54,413,479
    1998 264,032 0 1,007 0 265,039 2,593,846 4,632,634
    1999 257,952 123 0 0 258,075 4,407,992 6,558,387
    2000 177,907 123 0 0 178,030 6,159,085 8,125,180
    2001 179,912 0 0 0 179,912 5,009,754 8,086,843
    2002 154,027 0 0 0 154,027 3,362,396 4,485,935
    "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: UNION CARBIDE CORP. INSTITUTE PLANT
    Mailing Address: WV STATE RTE. 25, INSTITUTE, WV 25112
    Public Contact: JOE A. AMOS
    Phone: (304) 747-3623
    SIC Code: 28 Chemicals And Allied Products
    2002 Parent Company: DOW CHEMICAL CO.
    Latitude: 38.41002
    Longitude: -81.81216
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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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