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Environmental Release Report: DOW CHEMICAL CO. MIDLAND OPS.
 
 
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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):
    Noncancer risk score (air and water releases):
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    Air releases of recognized developmental toxicants:
    Air releases of recognized reproductive toxicants:

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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:HEXACHLOROBENZENE
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:PHOSGENE
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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 116,858 864
    Suspected Carcinogens 75,977 911
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 276,949 8,583
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 108,732 142
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 213,210 5,031
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 69,649 664
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 235,117 1,332
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 306,644 6,270
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 435,598 19,982
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 73,315 12
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 422,971 19,986
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 4,656 142
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 278,017 19,464
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 454,785 20,990
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 407,503 16,036

    *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 2,235,023 17,483 0 0 2,252,506 276,756 NA
    1989 1,885,258 21,582 0 0 1,906,840 678,554 NA
    1990 1,561,036 23,804 83,789 0 1,668,629 400,400 NA
    1991 1,474,890 25,561 52,107 0 1,552,558 57,000 47,883,588
    1992 1,351,369 19,382 43,735 0 1,414,486 70,169 50,123,864
    1993 1,191,683 26,496 24,054 0 1,242,233 74,352 50,513,282
    1994 1,128,341 23,317 23,617 0 1,175,275 0 47,310,893
    1995 1,160,115 48,274 20,240 0 1,228,629 0 54,628,563
    1996 1,455,193 13,314 54,907 0 1,523,414 25,650 30,141,144
    1997 1,489,525 10,287 29,247 0 1,529,059 1,711,958 30,898,962
    1998 850,971 10,737 44,003 0 905,711 5,402,026 33,667,648
    1999 782,231 10,100 48,803 0 841,134 8,360,835 38,457,968
    2000 565,321 37,856 49,274 0 652,451 2,308,062 37,336,225
    2001 522,130 29,662 89,550 0 641,342 246,510 41,153,539
    2002 484,790 24,563 27,851 0 537,204 21,221 40,217,495
    "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 .49 5.69 321 0 327 0 48,810
    2001 1.10 2.57 730 0 734 0 61,740
    2002 .579 4.30 2,533 0 2,537 0 16,150
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  • Facility Information
    2002 Facility Name: DOW CHEMICAL CO. MIDLAND OPS.
    Mailing Address: 1261 BUILDING, MIDLAND, MI 48667
    Public Contact: HOLLY LAROSE-ROENICKE
    Phone: (989) 636-9142
    SIC Code: 28 Chemicals And Allied Products
    2002 Parent Company: DOW CHEMICAL CO.
    Latitude: 43.60306
    Longitude: -84.223
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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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