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Environmental Release Report: GERDAU AMERISTEEL U.S. INC.
 
 
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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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    Rank facilities in NORTH CAROLINA or in MECKLENBURG County by chemical releases or waste generation

    *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:LEAD COMPOUNDS
    List chemicals contributing to cancer risk
    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:LEAD COMPOUNDS
    List chemicals contributing to noncancer risk

    See Scorecard's estimates of the health risks associated with outdoor air pollution for this area
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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 224 11
    Suspected Carcinogens 15
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 228 11
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 226 10
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 2 1
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 3,009 82
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 254 23
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 222 10
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 342 10
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 222 10
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 118 1
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 2,924 85
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 13 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 102,200 0 414,270 0 516,470 0 NA
    1989 74,140 0 466,830 0 540,970 0 NA
    1990 35,343 0 1,008,409 0 1,043,752 0 NA
    1991 29,258 0 5,751 0 35,009 1,908,759 1,943,768
    1992 27,171 0 0 0 27,171 2,024,072 2,057,069
    1993 33,943 0 7,654 0 41,597 2,281,999 2,323,596
    1994 39,578 0 0 0 39,578 2,714,676 2,754,254
    1995 44,266 0 0 0 44,266 3,175,856 3,220,121
    1996 43,300 0 0 0 43,300 3,389,393 3,432,720
    1997 44,743 0 0 0 44,743 7,410,708 3,750,076
    1998 18,650 62 0 0 18,712 3,144,240 3,162,954
    1999 24,505 180 0 0 24,685 3,198,500 3,223,183
    2000 25,244 89 0 0 25,333 3,472,844 3,498,180
    2001 20,530 67 0 0 20,597 3,344,288 3,364,882
    2002 3,150 95 0 0 3,245 2,986,467 2,989,711
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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  • Dioxin Compounds Summary
  • Environmental Releases, Transfers, and Production-Related Waste (Grams of Dioxin Compounds from TRI sources)
    Year Air Releases Water Releases Land Releases Underground Injection Total Environmental Releases Total Off-Site Transfers Total Production-Related Waste
    2000 .53 0 0 0 .53 .0852 .6197
    2001 .46 0 0 0 .46 .085 .5462
    2002 .42 0 0 0 .42 .0769 .5103
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  • Facility Information
    2002 Facility Name: GERDAU AMERISTEEL U.S. INC.
    Mailing Address: 6601 LAKEVIEW RD., CHARLOTTE, NC 28269
    Public Contact: MARIE GILMORE
    Phone: (704) 596-0361
    SIC Code: 33 Primary Metal Industries
    2002 Parent Company: GERDAU AMERISTEEL US INC.
    Latitude: 35.33904
    Longitude: -80.83022
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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

    Information about whether this facility is in compliance with applicable environmental laws is available from EPA's Sector Facility Indexing Project:

    Scorecard's report for MECKLENBURG County on:
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