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Environmental Release Report: BETHLEHEM STEEL CORP. BU RNS HARBOR DIV.
 
 
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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:LEAD COMPOUNDS
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:LEAD COMPOUNDS
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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 69,955
    Suspected Carcinogens 2,310 750
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 111,720 1,000
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 69,451
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 92,510 750
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 61,555 250
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 81,305 3,550
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 103,710 4,050
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 363,519 7,650
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 9,050
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 400,016 22,300
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 68,450
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 272,014 21,300
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 406,274 28,400
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 358,924 7,900

    *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 2,097,850 205,550 1,247,100 1,903,900 5,454,400 456,900 NA
    1989 1,670,350 402,000 485,100 2,400,250 4,957,700 207,150 NA
    1990 1,624,200 414,505 476,000 3,229,507 5,744,212 166,500 NA
    1991 1,228,855 161,555 1,243,250 1,750,300 4,383,960 1,821,070 9,407,540
    1992 1,169,770 104,705 920,850 1,857,100 4,052,425 1,952,670 29,920,294
    1993 503,565 92,605 484,800 2,736,000 3,816,970 1,405,305 32,870,486
    1994 171,185 46,250 386,150 1,939,800 2,543,385 2,011,910 31,973,720
    1995 57,105 23,000 430,000 3,000 513,105 10,721,300 36,332,954
    1996 341,320 49,200 479,450 613,200 1,483,170 8,755,855 17,173,552
    1997 321,035 40,155 392,050 663,200 1,416,440 187,420 3,741,414
    1998 369,135 93,500 467,250 695,100 1,624,985 65,235 4,280,522
    1999 386,135 59,900 552,650 681,000 1,679,685 69,135 4,201,690
    2000 399,996 39,042 361,864 607,800 1,408,701 190,714 3,944,261
    2001 374,105 25,620 506,357 609,600 1,515,682 165,036 4,096,704
    2002 415,185 28,400 539,607 610,850 1,594,042 10 4,635,334
    "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 18.00 0 .6 0 18.60 63.60 82.20
    2001 13.00 0 1.00 0 14.00 64.00 78.00
    2002 10.00 0 1.00 0 11.00 0 75.00
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  • Facility Information
    2002 Facility Name: BETHLEHEM STEEL CORP. BU RNS HARBOR DIV.
    Mailing Address: U.S. RTE. 12 & S.R. 149, BURNS HARBOR, IN 46304
    Public Contact: R. A. MACIEL
    Phone: (219) 787-2712
    SIC Code: 33 Primary Metal Industries
    2002 Parent Company: BETHLEHEM STEEL CORP.
    Latitude: 41.61606
    Longitude: -87.04644
    Facilities are encouraged to respond to the information presented in Scorecard.
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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

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