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Environmental Release Report: WELLMAN INC. PALMETTO PLANT
 
 
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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)
    Recognized Carcinogens 157,074 2,949
    Suspected Carcinogens .920 37
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 104,319 3,786
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 234,050 278
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 157,075 2,986
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 247,716 3,235
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 104,307 3,206
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 247,727 3,778
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 88,434 829
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 247,728 3,815
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 247,728 3,815

    *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 397,435 38,566 78,706 0 514,707 70,301 NA
    1989 279,551 35,156 66,230 0 380,937 291,302 NA
    1990 276,153 27,736 160,793 0 464,682 63,269 NA
    1991 230,130 31,451 62,348 0 323,929 37,465 52,304,040
    1992 230,048 43,461 2,385 0 275,894 578,094 46,701,059
    1993 248,272 36,388 505 0 285,165 290,847 64,993,358
    1994 325,482 43,054 255 0 368,791 1,187,570 28,700,954
    1995 441,967 33,401 515 0 475,883 920,730 80,583,970
    1996 338,580 20,490 515 0 359,585 1,026,355 108,379,463
    1997 241,055 30,150 1,255 0 272,460 571,888 202,550,033
    1998 162,920 10,000 505 0 173,425 410,845 182,354,170
    1999 281,355 27,600 505 0 309,460 1,376,270 193,601,946
    2000 247,661 8,581 0 0 256,242 490,757 131,238,140
    2001 242,673 4,678 0 0 247,351 733,108 152,782,298
    2002 247,728 3,815 0 0 251,543 493,108 136,493,644
    "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: WELLMAN INC. PALMETTO PLANT
    Mailing Address: 1000 E. MCIVER RD., DARLINGTON, SC 29532
    Public Contact: RICK LOTTS
    Phone: (843) 395-3998
    SIC Code: 28 Chemicals And Allied Products
    2002 Parent Company: NA
    Latitude: 34.27083
    Longitude: -79.80722
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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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