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Environmental Release Report: VULCAN MATERIALS CO. CHEMICALS DIV.
 
 
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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:CARBON TETRACHLORIDE
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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:CARBON TETRACHLORIDE
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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 401,457 125
    Suspected Carcinogens 18,750
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 447,279 117
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 4,624 2
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 340,739 18,267
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 276,534 61
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 20,144 1,499
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 346,620 19,717
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 366,645 18,279
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 20,045
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 507,570 18,279
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 337,035 121
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 463,671 21,206
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 341,861 18,222

    *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 714,724 70,985 0 0 785,709 33,925 NA
    1989 554,832 58,560 0 0 613,392 182,591 NA
    1990 570,953 40,788 0 0 611,741 53,221 NA
    1991 552,188 28,708 0 0 580,896 173,620 7,853,904
    1992 602,814 28,769 0 0 631,583 115,940 7,627,704
    1993 429,890 30,597 0 0 460,487 85,070 6,192,313
    1994 257,785 30,526 0 0 288,311 182,955 6,541,011
    1995 312,603 14,255 0 0 326,858 179,385 3,453,887
    1996 555,331 47,320 0 0 602,651 219,010 3,719,962
    1997 228,090 32,020 0 0 260,110 452,300 2,882,445
    1998 207,975 41,441 0 0 249,416 38,576 1,056,587
    1999 150,129 8,591 5,103 0 163,823 23,966 8,507,839
    2000 115,000 16,689 1,887 0 133,576 3,279 21,746,562
    2001 79,890 15,150 10,013 0 105,053 28,205 11,448,088
    2002 578,674 21,216 131,626 0 731,516 26,168 27,688,679
    "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 .0516 0 0 0 .0516 190 6,870
    2001 .0512 0 0 0 .0512 118 630
    2002 .0478 0 0 0 .0478 174 653
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  • Facility Information
    2002 Facility Name: VULCAN MATERIALS CO. CHEMICALS DIV.
    Mailing Address: 8318 ASHLAND RD., GEISMAR, LA 70376
    Public Contact: BRUCE E. MARTIN
    Phone: (225) 473-5000
    SIC Code: 28 Chemicals And Allied Products
    2002 Parent Company: NA
    Latitude: 30.19744
    Longitude: -91.01339
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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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