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Environmental Release Report: UNION CARBIDE CORP. CYPRESS CATALYST PLANT
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation at This Facility*
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    Total environmental releases:
    Cancer risk score (air and water releases):
    Noncancer risk score (air and water releases):
    Air releases of recognized carcinogens:
    Air releases of recognized developmental 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:CHLOROETHANE
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:CHLOROBENZENE
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    See Scorecard's estimates of the health risks associated with outdoor air pollution for this area
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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 310
    Suspected Carcinogens 311
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 1,700
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 55
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 1,956
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 62
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 1,390
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 1,707
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 1,645
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 1,707
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 1,390
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 1,147
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 2,482

    *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
    1996 393 0 0 0 393 1,166,275 1,166,668
    1997 327 0 0 0 327 2,968,512 1,484,561
    1998 217 0 0 0 217 1,496,681 1,496,795
    1999 69 0 0 0 69 1,006,845 1,007,239
    2000 34 0 0 0 34 642,741 642,276
    2001 2,757 0 0 0 2,757 184,775 187,513
    2002 2,792 0 0 0 2,792 395,283 397,254
    "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. CYPRESS CATALYST PLANT
    Mailing Address: 16122 RIVER RD. P.O. BOX 518, NORCO, LA 70047
    Public Contact: STANLEY R. DUFRENE
    Phone: (985) 783-4472
    SIC Code: 28 Chemicals And Allied Products
    2002 Parent Company: DOW CHEMICAL CO.
    Latitude: 29.97917
    Longitude: -90.39187
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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

    Scorecard's report for ST. CHARLES County on:

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