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Environmental Release Report: GEORGIA GULF CHEMICALS & VINYLS L.L.C.
 
 
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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:DICHLORODIFLUOROMETHANE
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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:VINYL CHLORIDE
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:MERCURY
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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 69,259 149
    Suspected Carcinogens 320 394
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 217,720 239,512
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 4,801 110
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 147,203 47
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 63,084 1
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 38,718 940
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 187,327 2,814
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 257,847 1,406
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 31,966
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 291,181 4,315
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 842 109
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 87,073 3,108
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 275,368 6,205
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 253,095 1,731

    *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 747,203 15,044 101 0 762,348 339,386 NA
    1989 804,977 12,424 306 0 817,707 162,680 NA
    1990 896,274 4,103 4,537 0 904,914 39,021 NA
    1991 571,214 3,656 98 0 574,968 311,492 94,228,987
    1992 376,591 3,602 153 0 380,346 102,681 64,809,516
    1993 477,492 4,505 2,170 0 484,167 26,283 73,598,685
    1994 726,909 2,352 1,730 0 730,991 421,944 78,857,544
    1995 586,103 2,015 1,470 0 589,588 91,888 174,375,340
    1996 540,897 1,314 1,070 0 543,281 58,767 176,996,054
    1997 387,668 369 0 0 388,037 508,408 114,616,583
    1998 515,719 520 0 0 516,239 223,045 160,080,629
    1999 441,228 152,038 192 0 593,458 222,654 84,490,827
    2000 286,445 4,425 6,285 0 297,155 236,072 949,792,767
    2001 342,579 92,828 2,081 0 437,488 38,670 862,220,612
    2002 320,298 244,539 2,026 0 566,863 306,575 153,283,794
    "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 8.50 82.80 120 0 211 546 8,721
    2001 2.64 .5401 168 0 171 430 2,515
    2002 2.46 .705 0 0 3.17 196 2,874
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  • Facility Information
    2002 Facility Name: GEORGIA GULF CHEMICALS & VINYLS L.L.C.
    Mailing Address: 26100 HWY. 405 S., PLAQUEMINE, LA 70764
    Public Contact: WILL HINSON
    Phone: (225) 685-2501
    SIC Code: 28 Chemicals And Allied Products
    2002 Parent Company: NA
    Latitude: 30.26944
    Longitude: -91.18556
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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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