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Environmental Release Report: SHELL NORCO CHEMICAL PLANT WEST SITE
 
 
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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:
    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:
    Air releases of recognized reproductive toxicants:

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    Rank facilities in LOUISIANA or in ST. CHARLES County by chemical releases or waste generation

    *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:EPICHLOROHYDRIN
    List chemicals contributing to cancer risk
    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:LEAD COMPOUNDS
    List chemicals contributing to noncancer risk

    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 30,369 116
    Suspected Carcinogens 330
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 144,117 116
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 11,283 73
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 166,904
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 22,100 43
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 34,517 73
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 196,207 116
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 199,397 7,616
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 360,647 7,616
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 18,669 73
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 134,308 7,543
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 360,980 7,543
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 356,668 7,543

    *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
    1990 613,760 110,003 580 0 724,343 1 NA
    1991 599,500 75,000 4,390 0 678,890 5 38,602,942
    1992 605,845 56,363 5,635 0 667,843 207,347 29,945,811
    1993 522,242 77,000 2,583 0 601,825 510,277 49,616,375
    1994 711,126 10,019 184 0 721,329 316,041 39,857,674
    1995 524,143 11,599 3,086 0 538,828 203,043 47,680,443
    1996 691,514 16,460 659 0 708,633 383,833 54,328,036
    1997 694,129 15,311 10,134 0 719,574 534,992 54,142,248
    1998 509,799 15,289 2,261 0 527,349 452,163 30,443,735
    1999 300,243 8,934 14 0 309,191 418,444 31,481,685
    2000 125,080 8,028 0 0 133,108 362,270 746,273
    2001 274,439 10,128 0 0 284,567 433,965 1,717,504
    2002 361,049 7,616 0 0 368,665 482,141 2,401,485
    "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 0 0 0 0 0 0 .19
    2001 0 0 0 0 0 0 .19
    2002 0 0 0 0 0 0 .19
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  • Facility Information
    2002 Facility Name: SHELL NORCO CHEMICAL PLANT WEST SITE
    Mailing Address: 16122 RIVER RD., NORCO, LA 70079
    Public Contact: D. G. BRIGNAC
    Phone: (504) 465-6837
    SIC Code: 28 Chemicals And Allied Products
    2002 Parent Company: SHELL OIL CO.
    Latitude: 30.00349
    Longitude: -90.42394
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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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