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Environmental Release Report: CHEMICAL SPECIALTIES INC.
 
 
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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
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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Sorted by Health Effect*
  • Air Releases
    (Pounds from TRI sources)
    Water Releases
    (Pounds from TRI sources)
    Suspected Carcinogens 11 5
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 223 4
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 217
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 6 4
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 1
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 230 786
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 231 55
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 2,609 4
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 2,614 19
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 2,608 15
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 2,641 855
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 2,619 1

    *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 25,250 14,750 3,500 0 43,500 552,250 NA
    1989 6,500 1,750 3,500 0 11,750 140,780 NA
    1990 6,500 1,750 1,750 0 10,000 170,238 NA
    1991 128,484 994 9,860 0 139,338 64,050 1,156,720
    1992 114,265 1,744 8,809 0 124,818 78,281 1,440,839
    1993 7,712 1,851 99,923 0 109,486 63,741 198,673
    1994 5,743 1,917 16,212 0 23,872 91,907 148,485
    1995 5,924 16,894 12,139 0 34,957 387,439 742,702
    1996 4,315 5,249 11,902 0 21,466 394,916 845,931
    1997 4,052 7,900 5,796 0 17,748 643,776 752,732
    1998 3,611 4,817 1,987 0 10,415 368,044 768,870
    1999 1,577 257 0 0 1,834 481,006 563,807
    2000 3,502 271 0 0 3,773 1,652,420 1,775,244
    2001 2,148 252 0 0 2,400 1,835,513 2,009,841
    2002 2,647 859 2,597 0 6,103 1,604,643 1,797,396
    "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: CHEMICAL SPECIALTIES INC.
    Mailing Address: 5910 PHARR MILL RD., HARRISBURG, NC 28075
    Public Contact: HEATH HOWIE
    Phone: (704) 455-4171
    SIC Code: 28 Chemicals And Allied Products
    2002 Parent Company: ROCKWOOD SPECIALTIES INC.
    Latitude: 35.30534
    Longitude: -80.60025
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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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