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Environmental Release Report: KOPPERS INC.
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation at This Facility*
    Cleanest/Best Facilities in US Percentile Dirtiest/Worst Facilities in US
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    Total environmental releases:
    Air releases of recognized carcinogens:

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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 Sorted by Health Effect*
  • Air Releases
    (Pounds from TRI sources)
    Water Releases
    (Pounds from TRI sources)
    Recognized Carcinogens 4,700 5
    Suspected Carcinogens 32 .700
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 32 .700
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 4,700 5
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 32 .700
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 4,700 5
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 32 .700
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 32 .700
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 4,732 6

    *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 684 0 1,113 0 1,797 0 NA
    1989 864 0 1,305 0 2,169 9 NA
    1990 6,626 0 2,687 0 9,313 2 NA
    1991 5,400 0 0 0 5,400 286,002 300,652
    1992 28,000 0 560 0 28,560 5,503 28,353
    1993 34,000 0 0 0 34,000 337,005 371,580
    1994 28,000 0 0 0 28,000 42,004 71,544
    1995 10,300 0 0 0 10,300 23,002 33,222
    1996 9,460 0 0 0 9,460 12,802 22,272
    1997 9,195 300 0 0 9,495 47,864 33,500
    1998 9,498 2 0 0 9,500 35,234 57,000
    1999 8,449 1 0 0 8,450 33,169 54,000
    2000 6,062 269 0 0 6,331 58,249 87,538
    2001 4,805 1 0 0 4,806 16,827 21,943
    2002 4,732 6 5 0 4,743 183,545 188,770
    "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: KOPPERS INC.
    Mailing Address: HWY. 41 S., GALESBURG, IL 61401
    Public Contact: TED WOERLE
    Phone: (309) 343-5157
    SIC Code: 24 Lumber And Wood Products
    2002 Parent Company: NA
    Latitude: 40.89583
    Longitude: -90.39584
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  • Links

    • Scorecard's Superfund report for this facility
    • 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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