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Environmental Release Report: UNION CARBIDE CORP. TAFT/STAR MFG. PLANT
 
 
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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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    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:ETHYLENE OXIDE
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:MERCURY
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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 80,489 22,674
    Suspected Carcinogens 5,133 3,226
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 109,347 152,839
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 34,673 1,390
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 115,187 3,819
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 18,634 1,390
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 108,179 29,448
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 95,727 17,289
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 180,037 51,707
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 23,300 82
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 585,689 51,723
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 48,022 1,455
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 77,422 32,176
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 827,733 55,335
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 217,148 51,005

    *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 761,309 41,187 0 0 802,496 3,357 NA
    1989 862,546 49,657 0 0 912,203 110 NA
    1990 653,963 66,450 0 0 720,413 888 NA
    1991 767,977 0 0 0 767,977 419 49,877,500
    1992 535,022 54,785 0 0 589,807 49,988 29,653,359
    1993 754,954 206,229 0 0 961,183 152,447 30,170,386
    1994 488,626 9,374 0 0 498,000 166,393 36,687,333
    1995 1,345,741 26,547 0 0 1,372,288 2,855,043 35,841,756
    1996 972,530 27,436 0 0 999,966 2,751,374 52,458,603
    1997 903,847 57,163 0 0 961,010 2,859,354 93,757,367
    1998 828,812 48,054 0 0 876,866 1,878,785 94,038,157
    1999 891,472 240,697 0 0 1,132,169 1,059,092 79,914,963
    2000 723,433 206,954 0 0 930,387 2,048,877 82,190,201
    2001 668,712 205,123 0 0 873,835 527,419 87,883,655
    2002 835,218 182,445 0 0 1,017,663 516,223 65,907,501
    "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: UNION CARBIDE CORP. TAFT/STAR MFG. PLANT
    Mailing Address: 355 LA HWY. 3142 (GATE 28), HAHNVILLE, LA 70057
    Public Contact: STANLEY R. DUFRENE
    Phone: (985) 783-4472
    SIC Code: 28 Chemicals And Allied Products
    2002 Parent Company: DOW CHEMICAL CO.
    Latitude: 29.97193
    Longitude: -90.44955
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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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