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Environmental Release Report: COGNIS CORP. CHARLOTTE 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):
    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:EPICHLOROHYDRIN
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:EPICHLOROHYDRIN
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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 3,994
    Suspected Carcinogens 297
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 35,126
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 29,429
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 1,613
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 3,963
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 38,132
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 35,126
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 35,123
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 35,126
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 3,994
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 30,923
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 39,747
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 39,658

    *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 179,285 0 0 0 179,285 1,014,896 NA
    1989 298,341 0 0 0 298,341 850,031 NA
    1990 149,870 0 0 0 149,870 336,332 NA
    1991 177,070 0 0 0 177,070 11,055 2,583,448
    1992 251,053 0 0 0 251,053 409,121 3,425,871
    1993 97,536 0 0 0 97,536 118,130 3,643,710
    1994 98,277 0 0 0 98,277 216,487 3,326,706
    1995 86,040 0 0 0 86,040 268,437 2,628,240
    1996 82,558 0 0 0 82,558 371,521 2,831,641
    1997 84,665 0 0 0 84,665 850,584 5,166,946
    1998 71,978 0 0 0 71,978 359,604 5,998,669
    1999 56,258 0 0 0 56,258 133,838 6,219,003
    2000 50,195 5,600 0 0 55,795 171,311 5,708,639
    2001 40,989 0 0 0 40,989 869,572 8,661,502
    2002 39,750 0 0 0 39,750 857,716 3,937,374
    "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: COGNIS CORP. CHARLOTTE PLANT
    Mailing Address: 3300 WESTINGHOUSE BLVD., CHARLOTTE, NC 28273
    Public Contact: STEVE MITCHELL
    Phone: (704) 945-8791
    SIC Code: 28 Chemicals And Allied Products
    2002 Parent Company: COGNIS CORP.
    Latitude: 35.13583
    Longitude: -80.96111
    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

    Scorecard's report for MECKLENBURG County on:

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