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Environmental Release Report: CHEROKEE NITROGEN
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation at This Facility*
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    Noncancer 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:no data available
    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:AMMONIA
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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Sorted by Health Effect*
  • Air Releases
    (Pounds from TRI sources)
    Water Releases
    (Pounds from TRI sources)
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 250 232,121
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 250 1,081
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 40,381 5,145
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 40,381 5,145
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 40,131 4,064
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 41,381 5,145
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 41,381 5,145

    *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 19,800 389,750 858,000 0 1,267,550 0 NA
    1989 39,277 158,651 1,068,083 0 1,266,011 0 NA
    1990 33,980 218,000 262,290 0 514,270 0 NA
    1991 62,250 224,000 2,030,000 0 2,316,250 0 3,316,720
    1992 39,750 288,000 1,196,000 0 1,523,750 19,000 3,289,720
    1993 39,750 306,300 555,201 0 901,251 20,000 10,926,821
    1994 37,750 306,000 488,000 0 831,750 22,000 13,154,720
    1995 38,450 228,750 2,000 0 269,200 17,000 9,298,200
    1996 38,950 221,100 2,000 0 262,050 0 10,035,400
    1997 34,751 225,723 1,000 0 261,474 249,680 15,067,251
    1998 37,658 205,379 1,750 0 244,787 0 19,957,187
    1999 38,189 218,839 750 0 257,778 0 15,481,421
    2000 39,912 209,958 750 0 250,620 0 11,985,144
    2001 40,478 259,212 2,500 0 302,190 0 12,110,309
    2002 41,381 236,185 2,800 0 280,366 0 12,533,332
    "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: CHEROKEE NITROGEN
    Mailing Address: 1080 INDUSTRIAL DR., CHEROKEE, AL 35616
    Public Contact: DON PHILLIPS
    Phone: (256) 359-7222
    SIC Code: 28 Chemicals And Allied Products
    2002 Parent Company: EL DORADO CHEMICAL CO.
    Latitude: 34.80583
    Longitude: -87.93917
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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

    Scorecard's report for COLBERT County on:

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