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Environmental Release Report: ALABAMA POWER CO. GORGAS STEAM 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 1,172 713
    Suspected Carcinogens 2,447 1,207
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 374,303 1,117
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 877 .400
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 373,158 719
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 1,759,457 2,219
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 3,265 3,241
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 2,129,721 495
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 2,650,494
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 375,399 480
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 460 .400
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 374,333 1,187
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 2,656,573 4,733
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 2,657,204 6,449

    *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 3,685,888 43,156 2,288,711 0 6,017,755 0 6,017,755
    1999 5,856,031 38,823 2,114,057 0 8,008,911 0 8,008,914
    2000 2,711,815 19,195 2,439,386 0 5,170,396 0 5,170,385
    2001 3,254,222 8,985 2,044,522 0 5,307,729 5 5,307,734
    2002 2,663,358 9,183 2,044,364 0 4,716,905 .200 4,716,905
    "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 .6752 0 0 0 .6752 0 .6752
    2001 .6085 0 0 0 .6085 0 .6085
    2002 .5917 0 0 0 .5917 0 .5917
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  • Facility Information
    2002 Facility Name: ALABAMA POWER CO. GORGAS STEAM PLANT
    Mailing Address: 460 GORGAS RD., PARRISH, AL 35580
    Public Contact: CARRIE KURLANDER
    Phone: (205) 257-4146
    SIC Code: 49 Electric, Gas, And Sanitary Services
    2002 Parent Company: SOUTHERN CO.
    Latitude: 33.65403
    Longitude: -87.20375
    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 WALKER County on:

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