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Environmental Release Report: UNION CARBIDE CORP. SOUTH CHARLESTON PLANT
 
 
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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):
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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:ETHYLENE OXIDE
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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 10,167 25
    Suspected Carcinogens 50,239
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 86,004
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 94
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 76,532 233
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 14,907
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 282,375 25
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 84,771 233
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 361,905 216
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 257,099
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 129,020 237
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 362
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 67,256 4
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 386,433 237
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 376,054 237

    *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 1,949,470 40,359 0 0 1,989,829 3,752,700 NA
    1989 1,487,240 3,211 154 0 1,490,605 2,628,576 NA
    1990 709,475 5,514 129 0 715,118 691,362 NA
    1991 697,731 190 136 0 698,057 932,684 2,103,225
    1992 652,393 16 0 0 652,409 1,324,781 2,524,345
    1993 850,692 53 0 0 850,745 1,343,997 3,661,685
    1994 716,932 8,848 0 0 725,780 1,059,127 1,921,619
    1995 858,076 8,126 0 0 866,202 964,034 2,556,278
    1996 820,687 14 116 0 820,817 789,277 2,198,713
    1997 573,064 5 0 0 573,069 1,489,746 2,124,220
    1998 478,588 2 0 0 478,590 1,854,653 3,043,167
    1999 306,752 0 0 0 306,752 2,039,279 1,894,985
    2000 328,290 14 0 0 328,304 1,667,065 2,235,156
    2001 335,472 484 0 0 335,956 1,622,301 2,122,684
    2002 386,551 237 0 0 386,788 1,909,042 2,438,221
    "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. SOUTH CHARLESTON PLANT
    Mailing Address: 437 MACCORKLE AVE. S.W., 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: 38.36843
    Longitude: -81.69134
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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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