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Environmental Release Report: NICHOLS ALUMINUM ALABAMA
 
 
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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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    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: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 73,233
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 284,224
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 5,044
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 207,571
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 10,857
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 52,300
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 155,283
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 237,651
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 284,224
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 5,044
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 150,239
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 279,180
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 171,004

    *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 10,436 0 0 0 10,436 0 NA
    1989 88,625 250 0 0 88,875 72,888 NA
    1990 253,647 0 0 0 253,647 84,325 NA
    1991 154,116 0 0 0 154,116 57,112 189,150
    1992 159,213 0 0 0 159,213 90,165 166,976
    1993 196,814 0 0 0 196,814 72,995 313,250
    1994 363,775 0 0 0 363,775 81,470 459,551
    1995 335,683 15 0 0 335,698 68,054 405,207
    1996 286,012 15 0 0 286,027 143,604 433,446
    1997 333,966 10 0 0 333,976 337,165 507,675
    1998 239,539 0 0 0 239,539 271,204 516,330
    1999 316,000 0 0 0 316,000 0 316,000
    2000 357,830 0 0 0 357,830 0 357,830
    2001 368,225 0 0 0 368,225 0 368,225
    2002 284,224 0 0 0 284,224 0 284,224
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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  • Facility Information
    2002 Facility Name: NICHOLS ALUMINUM ALABAMA
    Mailing Address: 2001 HWY. 20 W., DECATUR, AL 35601
    Public Contact: FREDDIE STEPHENSON
    Phone: (256) 353-1550
    SIC Code: 33 Primary Metal Industries
    2002 Parent Company: QUANEX CORP.
    Latitude: 34.61472
    Longitude: -87.02444
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  • Links

    • Scorecard's Criteria air pollutants report for this facility
    • 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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