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Environmental Release Report: MEADWESTVACO NORTH CHARLESTON OPS.
 
 
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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):
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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:METHYL IODIDE
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:MERCURY COMPOUNDS
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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 157,916 2,484
    Suspected Carcinogens 294 18
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 84,038 78,292
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 13 161
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 1,902,920 14,078
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 202,693 4,182
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 1,902,585 15,247
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 2,055,689 18,140
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 144,010
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 2,185,739 38,164
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 7 160
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 287,917 23,945
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 2,330,496 39,692
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 2,279,410 35,027

    *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 5,874,400 27,400 0 0 5,901,800 688,276 NA
    1989 5,896,300 24,500 0 0 5,920,800 37,813 NA
    1990 6,023,315 36,900 0 0 6,060,215 3,330 NA
    1991 5,739,770 28,701 0 0 5,768,471 3,983 16,581,638
    1992 5,342,279 10,901 0 0 5,353,180 5,448 16,294,510
    1993 5,280,208 17,691 0 0 5,297,899 6,070 17,341,302
    1994 4,053,000 47,472 0 0 4,100,472 5,007 15,034,406
    1995 3,806,150 28,833 0 0 3,834,983 3,411 14,186,837
    1996 3,405,672 21,038 0 0 3,426,710 130,427 14,841,177
    1997 2,860,198 53,932 0 0 2,914,130 289,308 12,583,676
    1998 2,653,749 52,381 0 0 2,706,130 127,623 13,860,480
    1999 2,533,120 48,175 0 0 2,581,295 144,673 15,942,625
    2000 2,623,706 44,769 57,200 0 2,725,675 79,327 21,206,238
    2001 2,159,664 120,121 0 0 2,279,785 73,786 17,376,841
    2002 2,330,844 133,907 0 0 2,464,751 30 18,205,405
    "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 .8074 0 0 0 .8074 0 .8074
    2001 .5475 0 0 0 .5475 .8718 1.42
    2002 .7819 0 0 0 .7819 0 1.92
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  • Facility Information
    2002 Facility Name: MEADWESTVACO NORTH CHARLESTON OPS.
    Mailing Address: 5600 VIRGINIA AVE., NORTH CHARLESTON, SC 29406
    Public Contact: ROBERT CROCKETT
    Phone: (203) 461-7583
    SIC Code: 26 Paper And Allied Products
    2002 Parent Company: MEADWESTVACO CORP.
    Latitude: 32.89417
    Longitude: -79.96667
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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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