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Environmental Release Report: BP CHEMICAL CO.
 
 
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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 Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:1,3-BUTADIENE
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:ZINC 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 120
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 120
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 120
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 160
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 9
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 160
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 280
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 280
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 120
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 1,599
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 280

    *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 8,570 0 0 0 8,570 30,480 NA
    1989 12,785 0 0 0 12,785 0 NA
    1990 12,335 0 0 0 12,335 0 NA
    1991 10,692 0 0 0 10,692 0 33,650
    1992 10,014 0 0 0 10,014 0 17,109
    1993 4,815 0 0 0 4,815 227 10,932
    1994 1,303 0 0 0 1,303 0 52,230
    1995 2,600 0 0 0 2,600 0 139,735
    1996 2,505 0 0 0 2,505 0 84,835
    1997 4,335 0 0 0 4,335 0 102,735
    1998 2,961 0 0 0 2,961 0 112,611
    1999 1,417 0 0 0 1,417 0 79,400
    2000 1,610 0 0 0 1,610 0 44,594
    2001 1,512 0 0 0 1,512 0 103,555
    2002 1,599 0 0 0 1,599 0 94,589
    "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
    2002 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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  • Facility Information
    2002 Facility Name: BP CHEMICAL CO.
    Mailing Address: 2357 STANDARD AVE., WHITING, IN 46394
    Public Contact: TOM KEILMAN
    Phone: (219) 473-3700
    SIC Code: 28 Chemicals And Allied Products
    2002 Parent Company: BP AMERICA INC.
    Latitude: 41.67383
    Longitude: -87.4801
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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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