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Environmental Release Report: WESTLAKE VINYLS INC.
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation at This Facility*
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    Cancer 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 Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:DICHLORODIFLUOROMETHANE
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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:MERCURY
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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 61,547 4,027
    Suspected Carcinogens 3,089 69
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 168,325 4,327
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 9,030 199
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 57,382 4,096
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 14,009 457
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 49,028 272
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 131,513 3,681
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 208,126 5,606
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 39,248
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 359,912 5,518
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 7,240 140
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 56,531 3,665
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 411,858 4,565
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 202,488 4,307

    *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
    1998 40,181 2,501 0 0 42,682 12,438 10,222,105
    1999 67,489 1,621 0 0 69,110 36,586 16,912,716
    2000 53,058 1,551 0 0 54,609 49,273 15,380,685
    2001 545,064 3,538 0 0 548,602 57,089 52,650,342
    2002 412,930 5,607 0 0 418,537 120,376 63,421,046
    "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
    2001 .57 .022 0 0 .592 186 1,792
    2002 .58 .022 0 0 .602 1,529 1,529
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  • Facility Information
    2002 Facility Name: WESTLAKE VINYLS INC.
    Mailing Address: 2468 INDUSTRIAL PKY., CALVERT CITY, KY 42029
    Public Contact: BOB E. GOLD
    Phone: (270) 395-3362
    SIC Code: 28 Chemicals And Allied Products
    2002 Parent Company: WESTLAKE CHEMICAL CORP.
    Latitude: 37.0503
    Longitude: -88.3234
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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

    Scorecard's report for MARSHALL County on:

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