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Environmental Release Report: FORTAFIL FIBERS INC.
 
 
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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 Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:CARBON TETRACHLORIDE
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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:DICHLOROMETHANE
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:HYDROGEN CYANIDE
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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 44,516
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 56,688
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 9
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 56,688
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 44,516
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 60,886
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 60,886
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 60,886
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 60,886
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 16,379

    *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 16,960 0 0 0 16,960 0 NA
    1989 19,300 0 0 0 19,300 4,400 NA
    1990 30,241 0 0 0 30,241 400 NA
    1991 52,305 0 0 0 52,305 4,450 436,868
    1992 50,127 0 0 0 50,127 2,464 611,710
    1993 122,939 0 0 0 122,939 3,080 658,986
    1994 118,787 0 0 0 118,787 1,340 698,938
    1995 121,012 0 0 0 121,012 1,708 792,960
    1996 138,627 0 0 0 138,627 1,770 1,255,184
    1997 110,657 0 0 0 110,657 320 2,017,462
    1998 99,550 0 0 0 99,550 750 1,703,238
    1999 77,018 0 0 0 77,018 250 1,591,484
    2000 67,921 0 0 0 67,921 0 1,398,046
    2001 71,000 0 0 0 71,000 48 1,196,224
    2002 60,886 0 0 0 60,886 407 1,262,266
    "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: FORTAFIL FIBERS INC.
    Mailing Address: 121 CARDIFF VALLEY RD., ROCKWOOD, TN 37854
    Public Contact: HUBERT K. GILLIAM
    Phone: (865) 354-4120
    SIC Code: 36 Electronic & Other Electric Equipment
    2002 Parent Company: ACORDIS U.S. HOLDING INC.
    Latitude: 35.87468
    Longitude: -84.66159
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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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