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Environmental Release Report: BORDEN CHEMICAL INC. GEISMAR FORMALDEHYDE PLANT
 
 
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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
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:FORMALDEHYDE
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:FORMALDEHYDE
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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 17,500 500
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 250
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 55,500 250
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 17,500 500
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 55,750 250
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 73,250 750
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 73,250 750
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 17,500 500
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 73,250 750
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 73,250 750

    *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
    2000 133,555 500 0 0 134,055 1,723 51,622,522
    2001 107,260 750 0 0 108,010 6,899 3,370,915
    2002 73,250 750 0 0 74,000 14,400 3,675,815
    "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: BORDEN CHEMICAL INC. GEISMAR FORMALDEHYDE PLANT
    Mailing Address: 9288 HWY. 75, GEISMAR, LA 70734
    Public Contact: BETH EMERY
    Phone: (225) 744-2016
    SIC Code: 28 Chemicals And Allied Products
    2002 Parent Company: NA
    Latitude: 30.21334
    Longitude: -91.0402
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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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