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Environmental Release Report: GEORGIA POWER BRANCH STEAM ELECTRIC GENERATING PLANT
 
 
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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):
    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: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 2,493 1,016
    Suspected Carcinogens 14,232 893
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 382,557 1,019
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 1,448
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 369,853 1,019
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 7,415,418 2,805
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 16,543 4,704
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 7,789,668 3
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 8,405,942
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 382,494 108
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 1,145
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 380,852 1,121
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 8,414,132 6,314
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 8,414,601 3,295

    *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 5,576,860 11,220 1,371,097 0 6,959,177 4 6,959,184
    1999 6,253,805 12,254 1,257,201 0 7,523,260 1 7,523,261
    2000 7,627,923 11,152 1,564,733 0 9,203,808 0 9,203,809
    2001 6,808,463 10,039 1,463,362 0 8,281,864 1 8,281,865
    2002 8,424,349 8,116 1,495,082 0 9,927,546 .700 9,927,548
    "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 .6108 0 0 0 .6108 0 .6108
    2001 .5632 0 0 0 .5632 0 .5632
    2002 .6439 0 0 0 .6439 0 .6439
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  • Facility Information
    2002 Facility Name: GEORGIA POWER BRANCH STEAM ELECTRIC GENERATING PLANT
    Mailing Address: 1100 MILLEDGEVILLE RD., MILLEDGEVILLE, GA 31061
    Public Contact: BILL RAINWATER
    Phone: (877) 538-2401
    SIC Code: 49 Electric, Gas, And Sanitary Services
    2002 Parent Company: SOUTHERN CO.
    Latitude: 33.19472
    Longitude: -83.29833
    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 PUTNAM County on:

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