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Environmental Release Report: HWS CO. INC. (DBA HICKORY WHITE)
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation at This Facility*
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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:LEAD COMPOUNDS
    List chemicals contributing to cancer risk
    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:LEAD COMPOUNDS
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    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 2
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 2
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 2
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 2
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 2
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 2
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 2
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 2

    *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 235,600 0 0 0 235,600 45,500 NA
    1989 219,300 0 0 0 219,300 20,200 NA
    1990 235,335 0 0 0 235,335 20,728 NA
    1991 142,274 0 0 0 142,274 11,566 153,736
    1992 160,332 0 0 0 160,332 16,427 176,750
    1993 154,225 0 0 0 154,225 38,899 193,099
    1994 146,728 0 0 0 146,728 26,422 173,140
    1995 106,909 0 0 0 106,909 29,535 123,890
    1996 85,382 0 0 0 85,382 23,180 107,310
    1997 6,455 0 0 0 6,455 49,320 24,951
    1998 14,015 0 0 0 14,015 14,569 28,584
    1999 21,572 0 0 0 21,572 1,999 23,570
    2000 21,122 0 0 0 21,122 2,564 23,686
    2001 2 0 0 0 2 0 2
    2002 2 0 81 0 83 0 83
    "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: HWS CO. INC. (DBA HICKORY WHITE)
    Mailing Address: 856 7TH AVE. S.E., HICKORY, NC 28602
    Public Contact: WILLIAM SMITH
    Phone: (828) 322-2640
    SIC Code: 25 Furniture And Fixtures
    2002 Parent Company: SHERRILL FURNITURE CO.
    Latitude: 35.72325
    Longitude: -81.3222
    Facilities are encouraged to respond to the information presented in Scorecard.
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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 CATAWBA County on:

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