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Environmental Release Report: KAO SPECIALITES AMERICAS L.L.C.
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation at This Facility*
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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 108
    Suspected Carcinogens 10
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 332
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 373
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 255
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 363
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 587
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 618
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 618
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 77
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 286
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 363
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 618

    *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 4,000 0 0 0 4,000 6,248 NA
    1989 11,095 0 250 0 11,345 2,530 NA
    1990 824 0 0 0 824 1 NA
    1991 6,880 0 0 0 6,880 18,569 58,457
    1992 11,714 0 0 0 11,714 4,955 84,954
    1993 11,605 0 0 0 11,605 5,768 108,577
    1994 14,194 0 0 0 14,194 3,270 115,868
    1995 14,298 0 0 0 14,298 8,803 91,409
    1996 10,401 0 0 0 10,401 20,271 121,153
    1997 8,511 0 0 0 8,511 7,064 109,915
    1998 2,270 0 0 0 2,270 10,228 114,789
    1999 2,036 0 0 0 2,036 8,312 107,331
    2000 639 0 0 0 639 3,898 151,348
    2001 390 0 0 0 390 1,773 132,845
    2002 628 0 0 0 628 74,360 195,059
    "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: KAO SPECIALITES AMERICAS L.L.C.
    Mailing Address: 243 WOODBINE ST., HIGH POINT, NC 27261
    Public Contact: KEVIN COWAN
    Phone: (336) 878-4294
    SIC Code: 28 Chemicals And Allied Products
    2002 Parent Company: KAO CORP.
    Latitude: 35.92111
    Longitude: -80.02833
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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 GUILFORD County on:

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