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Environmental Release Report: SOLUTIA INC. DECATUR AL
 
 
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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:CADMIUM 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 192,242 550
    Suspected Carcinogens 37,297 3
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 548,610 1,388,700
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 190
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 203,792 550
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 290
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 1,268,230 320
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 12,301 230
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 1,281,350 1,280
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 906,500
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 575,040 1,280
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 160
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 205,191 1,830
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 1,482,688 1,833
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 1,482,667 1,603

    *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 813,482 4,522,325 65,091 0 5,400,898 27,181 NA
    1989 842,565 4,319,560 62,234 0 5,224,359 34,041 NA
    1990 829,744 1,209,932 7,664 0 2,047,340 29,395 NA
    1991 850,196 1,404,868 34,438 0 2,289,502 98,650 26,984,799
    1992 840,786 1,904,059 22,409 0 2,767,254 117,620 28,002,707
    1993 1,282,498 1,304,299 15,519 0 2,602,316 138,762 22,928,151
    1994 1,333,817 189,462 47,460 0 1,570,739 107,340 18,367,964
    1995 1,435,706 130,413 14,411 0 1,580,530 98,630 9,430,083
    1996 391,077 58,428 425 0 449,930 110,970 8,362,510
    1997 389,898 48,452 452 0 438,802 324,300 8,604,468
    1998 387,444 64,822 0 0 452,266 104,370 8,493,055
    1999 367,094 1,436,082 0 0 1,803,176 122,630 9,845,386
    2000 1,441,483 1,579,942 0 0 3,021,425 146,340 8,780,788
    2001 1,682,121 153,863 0 0 1,835,984 158,581 7,198,444
    2002 1,483,289 1,390,213 0 0 2,873,502 76,101 7,760,961
    "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 807 0 0 0 807 0 807
    2001 .907 0 0 0 .907 0 .907
    2002 592 0 0 0 592 0 592
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  • Facility Information
    2002 Facility Name: SOLUTIA INC. DECATUR AL
    Mailing Address: 1050 CHEMSTRAND AVE., DECATUR, AL 35609
    Public Contact: CHARLES CHEN
    Phone: (256) 552-2809
    SIC Code: 28 Chemicals And Allied Products
    2002 Parent Company: SOLUTIA INC.
    Latitude: 34.62006
    Longitude: -87.03092
    This facility has posted a comment on the information presented in Scorecard.
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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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