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Environmental Release Report: LYONDELL CHEMICAL CO.
 
 
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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 Potential Human Health Risks
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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 4,212 1,560
    Suspected Carcinogens 212 61
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 27,090 214,805
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 23,002 4,482
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 5,710 1,613
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 36,167 3,253
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 43,744 16,077
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 13,518 26
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 39,440 16,138
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 212 61
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 12,471 14,402
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 44,829 17,664
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 53,670 17,690

    *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
    1997 45,504 183,381 0 0 228,885 1,838,664 12,121,054
    1998 53,427 93,811 0 0 147,238 5,273,709 18,066,404
    1999 50,895 229,085 0 0 279,980 612,760 37,121,530
    2000 60,431 187,663 0 0 248,094 464,026 249,619,607
    2001 47,808 216,642 0 0 264,450 363,160 166,478,379
    2002 56,648 230,533 0 0 287,181 109,659 222,933,454
    "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
    2001 .0046 .189 0 0 .1936 0 .194
    2002 .0042 1.13 0 0 1.14 0 1.96
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  • Facility Information
    2002 Facility Name: LYONDELL CHEMICAL CO.
    Mailing Address: 900 I-10 W., WESTLAKE, LA 70605
    Public Contact: KEITH FAUL
    Phone: (337) 491-3278
    SIC Code: 28 Chemicals And Allied Products
    2002 Parent Company: LYONDELL CHEMICAL CO.
    Latitude: 30.23613
    Longitude: -93.25675
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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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