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Environmental Release Report: MCDONOUGH/ATKINSON STEAM ELECTRIC GENERATING 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
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:ARSENIC (ORGANIC OR INORGANIC COMPOUNDS)
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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 479 446
    Suspected Carcinogens 590 6
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 125,108 452
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 298
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 124,810 452
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 4,003,676 3,109
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 1,023 5,208
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 4,127,028 6
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 4,430,768
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 125,301 6
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 203
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 125,063 446
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 4,432,636 8,299
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 4,431,968 2,486

    *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
    1998 3,021,517 33,394 360,439 0 3,415,350 0 3,415,352
    1999 3,932,047 14,557 327,290 0 4,273,894 0 4,273,895
    2000 3,772,826 31,868 116,873 0 3,921,567 0 3,921,566
    2001 3,276,923 28,285 312,633 0 3,617,840 0 3,617,840
    2002 4,434,119 10,363 356,342 0 4,800,824 120 4,801,065
    "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 .2457 0 0 0 .2457 0 .2457
    2001 .202 0 0 0 .202 0 .202
    2002 .2288 0 0 0 .2288 0 .2288
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  • Facility Information
    2002 Facility Name: MCDONOUGH/ATKINSON STEAM ELECTRIC GENERATING PLANT
    Mailing Address: 5551 S. COBB DR., SMYRNA, GA 30080
    Public Contact: BILL RAINWATER
    Phone: (877) 538-2401
    SIC Code: 49 Electric, Gas, And Sanitary Services
    2002 Parent Company: SOUTHERN CO.
    Latitude: 33.82444
    Longitude: -84.47472
    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

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