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Environmental Release Report: STEEL DYNAMICS INC.
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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:CADMIUM 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 17,979
    Suspected Carcinogens 23,889
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 78,991
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 33,292
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 68,769
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 49
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 477,628
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 85,839
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 90,669
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 408
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 184,783
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 5,760
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 147,793
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 600,991
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 88,793

    *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
    1995 2,108 0 0 0 2,108 11,381 13,488
    1996 5,324 0 0 0 5,324 4,533,375 4,538,696
    1997 14,646 0 0 0 14,646 28,795,108 14,895,066
    1998 33,109 0 0 0 33,109 10,227,503 10,260,615
    1999 32,716 0 0 0 32,716 21,114,066 21,146,781
    2000 30,323 0 0 0 30,323 20,294,570 20,324,893
    2001 49,470 1,610 0 0 51,080 25,863,792 25,914,885
    2002 607,890 0 0 0 607,890 23,043,198 23,653,506
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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  • Facility Information
    2002 Facility Name: STEEL DYNAMICS INC.
    Mailing Address: 4500 COUNTY RD. 59, BUTLER, IN 46721
    Public Contact: BARRY SMITH
    Phone: (260) 868-8185
    SIC Code: 33 Primary Metal Industries
    2002 Parent Company: NA
    Latitude: 41.37006
    Longitude: -84.90786
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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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