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Environmental Release Report: PPG INDS. INC.
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation at This Facility*
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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 Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:1,1,1-TRICHLOROETHANE
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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:CARBON TETRACHLORIDE
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:MERCURY COMPOUNDS
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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 150,521 1,916
    Suspected Carcinogens 6,301 7
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 308,534 15,722
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 11,315 7
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 290,691 1,829
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 69,372 1,500
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 62,228 5,430
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 207,201 18,971
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 362,484 125,630
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 4,404
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 424,607 125,722
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 32
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 310,239 111,829
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 275,983 134,360
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 325,251 124,130

    *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 2,112,580 3,737,454 2,998 0 5,853,032 1,511,629 NA
    1989 2,059,033 407,559 125 0 2,466,717 1,362,098 NA
    1990 1,815,636 344,096 1,139 0 2,160,871 2,377,020 NA
    1991 1,353,987 355,864 234 0 1,710,085 2,197,527 150,228,178
    1992 1,145,148 759,753 15 0 1,904,916 365,378 174,739,014
    1993 921,643 433,102 104 0 1,354,849 259,527 158,431,578
    1994 496,572 60,325 9 0 556,906 1,212,696 188,235,459
    1995 463,807 46,530 5 0 510,342 1,359,703 177,261,606
    1996 453,176 101,478 20 0 554,674 1,502,626 160,828,297
    1997 434,733 111,950 22 0 546,705 2,762,444 141,674,881
    1998 534,237 133,107 52 0 667,396 860,882 193,737,459
    1999 493,640 201,665 1 0 695,306 619,897 199,050,941
    2000 430,439 190,858 1 0 621,298 597,937 210,143,784
    2001 402,692 217,525 5 0 620,222 378,492 176,916,880
    2002 428,871 134,532 2 0 563,405 941,323 230,384,094
    "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 1.30 74.80 0 0 76.10 431 16,070
    2001 1.33 42.08 0 0 43.41 239 14,340
    2002 1.33 12.63 0 0 13.96 410 15,130
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  • Facility Information
    2002 Facility Name: PPG INDS. INC.
    Mailing Address: 1300 PPG DR., LAKE CHARLES, LA 70601
    Public Contact: JIM D. ROCK
    Phone: (337) 708-4823
    SIC Code: 28 Chemicals And Allied Products
    2002 Parent Company: PPG INDS. INC.
    Latitude: 30.23
    Longitude: -93.28556
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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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