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Environmental Release Report: BERMCO ALUMINUM
 
 
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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:LEAD COMPOUNDS
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:LEAD 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 .283 .200
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 468 .200
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants .280 .200
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants .003
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 1,417 2
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 369 .200
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 1,783 .200
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 1,416
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 468 .200
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants .280 .200
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 101
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 1,887 2
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 1,783

    *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 250 0 0 0 250 0 NA
    1989 750 0 0 0 750 0 NA
    1990 571 0 0 0 571 120 NA
    1991 608 0 0 0 608 134,000 129,378
    1992 700 0 910 0 1,610 910 1,600
    1993 820 0 0 0 820 1,288 2,110
    1994 950 0 0 0 950 1,300 2,250
    1995 1,163 0 0 0 1,163 880 2,003
    1996 46,025 1,005 0 0 47,030 218,572 267,645
    1997 46,097 78 0 0 46,175 472,396 282,373
    1998 52,296 40 0 0 52,336 221,509 273,845
    1999 76,303 19 0 0 76,322 25,521 242,012
    2000 86,127 24 0 0 86,151 25,024 333,686
    2001 14,125 18 0 0 14,143 34,610 48,753
    2002 1,887 2 0 0 1,889 356,374 575,486
    "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 .12 0 0 0 .12 0 .12
    2001 .3 0 0 0 .3 0 .3
    2002 1.36 0 0 0 1.36 0 12.52
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  • Facility Information
    2002 Facility Name: BERMCO ALUMINUM
    Mailing Address: 616 N. 33RD PL., BIRMINGHAM, AL 35222
    Public Contact: LARRY JOHNSON
    Phone: (205) 320-2419
    SIC Code: 33 Primary Metal Industries
    2002 Parent Company: BERMAN BROTHERS IRON & METAL CO. INC.
    Latitude: 33.52794
    Longitude: -86.78986
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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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