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Environmental Release Report: UNION CARBIDE CORP. TECHNICAL CENTER
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation at This Facility*
    Cleanest/Best Facilities in US Percentile Dirtiest/Worst Facilities in US
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    Cancer risk score (air and water releases):
    Noncancer risk score (air and water releases):
    Air releases of recognized carcinogens:
    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: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 172
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 1,895
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 1,532
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 6,536
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 1,704
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 8,068
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 8,068
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 69,629
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 172
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 1,723
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 102,757
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 8,068

    *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 203,973 0 0 0 203,973 118,037 NA
    1989 241,197 0 0 0 241,197 229,660 NA
    1990 229,719 0 0 0 229,719 71,559 NA
    1991 210,156 0 0 0 210,156 126,232 1,199,505
    1992 190,622 0 0 0 190,622 169,241 1,288,304
    1993 114,035 0 0 0 114,035 458,842 1,765,737
    1994 96,030 0 0 0 96,030 70,048 1,430,801
    1995 98,360 0 0 0 98,360 100,835 1,598,137
    1996 64,642 0 0 0 64,642 71,679 1,390,233
    1997 88,339 0 0 0 88,339 57,492 1,571,823
    1998 96,835 0 0 0 96,835 52,591 1,952,152
    1999 95,907 0 0 0 95,907 110,919 1,661,123
    2000 101,188 0 0 0 101,188 89,236 2,348,074
    2001 85,552 0 0 0 85,552 158,305 1,440,848
    2002 102,757 0 0 0 102,757 195,134 2,128,281
    "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. TECHNICAL CENTER
    Mailing Address: 3200 KANAWHA TURNPIKE, SOUTH CHARLESTON, WV 25303
    Public Contact: JOE A. AMOS
    Phone: (304) 747-3623
    SIC Code: 28 Chemicals And Allied Products
    2002 Parent Company: DOW CHEMICAL CO.
    Latitude: 38.36343
    Longitude: -81.68636
    Facilities are encouraged to respond to the information presented in Scorecard.
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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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