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Environmental Release Report: VELSICOL CHEMICAL CORP.
 
 
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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:CARBON TETRACHLORIDE
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:HEXACHLOROCYCLOPENTADIENE
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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 18
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 2,670
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 2,229
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 624
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 18
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 4,479
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 3,276
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 6,411
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 2,186
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 4,225
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 2,852
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 5,521
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 5,521

    *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 548,425 7 0 0 548,432 468,924 NA
    1989 427,673 7 0 0 427,680 184,253 NA
    1990 311,299 2 0 0 311,301 198,525 NA
    1991 85,262 1 0 0 85,263 19,774 11,845,994
    1992 60,845 2 0 0 60,847 222,421 20,739,562
    1993 47,341 17 0 0 47,358 217,284 16,483,566
    1994 45,643 16 0 0 45,659 42,320 5,479,034
    1995 40,829 28 0 0 40,857 158,916 5,668,100
    1996 33,471 100 0 0 33,571 409,867 3,217,680
    1997 27,404 0 0 0 27,404 304,817 2,732,332
    1998 20,833 0 7,356 0 28,189 170,346 3,274,799
    1999 16,897 0 0 0 16,897 52,440 2,514,747
    2000 11,248 0 0 0 11,248 85,461 3,356,944
    2001 9,986 0 0 0 9,986 65,803 1,670,189
    2002 6,470 0 0 0 6,470 19,588 1,473,798
    "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 .668 0 0 0 .668 25.80 47.40
    2001 .668 0 0 0 .668 6.09 34.39
    2002 .668 0 0 0 .668 10.78 45.82
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  • Facility Information
    2002 Facility Name: VELSICOL CHEMICAL CORP.
    Mailing Address: 1199 WARFORD ST., MEMPHIS, TN 38108
    Public Contact: GLENDA AKINS
    Phone: (901) 320-0296
    SIC Code: 28 Chemicals And Allied Products
    2002 Parent Company: VELSICOL CHEMICAL CORP.
    Latitude: 35.16522
    Longitude: -89.96239
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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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