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Environmental Release Report: ALABAMA POWER CO. GASTON STEAM PLANT
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation at This Facility*
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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: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 2,508 635
    Suspected Carcinogens 4,694 3,465
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 695,743 3,495
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 1,924 .300
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 693,365 3,490
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 4,839,561 1,331
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 6,350 6,205
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 5,525,852 2,860
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 6,635,431
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 695,726 2,987
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 1,116 .300
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 692,949 764
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 6,644,560 7,052
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 6,647,857 12,885

    *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 4,065,426 20,602 3,284,276 0 7,370,304 0 7,370,304
    1999 3,540,977 22,493 3,305,639 0 6,869,109 0 6,869,110
    2000 4,025,004 39,614 4,667,103 0 8,731,721 0 8,731,721
    2001 4,695,583 50,355 4,414,642 0 9,160,580 3 9,160,583
    2002 6,659,964 21,547 4,491,945 0 11,173,456 2 11,173,457
    "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 .9873 0 0 0 .9873 0 .9873
    2001 .9397 0 0 0 .9397 0 .9397
    2002 .9478 0 0 0 .9478 0 .9478
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  • Facility Information
    2002 Facility Name: ALABAMA POWER CO. GASTON STEAM PLANT
    Mailing Address: HWY. 25, WILSONVILLE, AL 35186
    Public Contact: CARRIE KURLANDER
    Phone: (205) 257-4146
    SIC Code: 49 Electric, Gas, And Sanitary Services
    2002 Parent Company: SOUTHERN CO.
    Latitude: 33.22988
    Longitude: -86.49525
    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 SHELBY County on:

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