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Environmental Release Report: KOPPERS INC.
 
 
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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 8,410 10
    Suspected Carcinogens 9 .200
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 19 5
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 10 5
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 10 5
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 8,410 10
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 10 5
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 19 5
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 8,410 10
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 19 5
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 19 5
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 8,419 10

    *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 6,487 506 236 0 7,229 142,941 NA
    1989 3,843 358 235 0 4,436 28,183 NA
    1990 11,541 332 761 0 12,634 432,505 NA
    1991 9,000 473 0 0 9,473 600,886 440,035
    1992 29,042 654 0 0 29,696 236,700 269,860
    1993 31,035 214 0 0 31,249 2,055 35,781
    1994 35,029 0 0 0 35,029 104,441 145,547
    1995 12,002 0 0 0 12,002 21,399 40,201
    1996 11,285 0 0 0 11,285 89,960 32,816
    1997 13,045 0 0 0 13,045 239,838 393,610
    1998 16,569 59 0 0 16,628 138,747 115,450
    1999 14,244 53 0 0 14,297 318,545 593,700
    2000 9,124 3 0 0 9,127 565,302 580,730
    2001 10,515 0 0 0 10,515 40,684 53,212
    2002 8,419 10 10 0 8,439 21,166 28,359
    "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 .0415 0 0 0 .0415 1,025 1,026
    2001 .034 0 0 0 .034 5,620 5,631
    2002 .027 2.08 0 0 2.11 3,001 2,738
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  • Facility Information
    2002 Facility Name: KOPPERS INC.
    Mailing Address: 280 KOPPERS ST., FLORENCE, SC 29506
    Public Contact: DENVER NAUGLE
    Phone: (843) 669-8231
    SIC Code: 24 Lumber And Wood Products
    2002 Parent Company: NA
    Latitude: 34.19873
    Longitude: -79.72272
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  • Links

    • Scorecard's Superfund report for this facility
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    • RTK NET report for this facility, which includes its complete Form R report to EPA's Toxics Release Inventory

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