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Environmental Release Report: TYSON FOODS INC. PROCESSING PLANT
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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: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 74,588
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 36,284 508
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 36,284 508
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 36,284 508
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 36,284 508
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 36,284 508

    *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
    1997 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    1998 3,000 0 0 0 3,000 0 3,000
    1999 9,000 42,458 0 0 51,458 0 305,650
    2000 8,000 0 0 0 8,000 0 8,000
    2001 18,499 67,646 0 0 86,145 3,037 88,832
    2002 36,284 75,096 0 0 111,380 1,000 143,149
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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  • Facility Information
    Mailing Address: 2800 E. TYSON DR., UNION CITY, TN 38261
    Public Contact: W. KEVIN WILLIS
    Phone: (731) 886-4872
    SIC Code: 20 Food And Kindred Products
    2002 Parent Company: TYSON FOODS INC.
    Latitude: 36.4293
    Longitude: -89.0702
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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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