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Environmental Release Report: DOW CHEMICAL CO. LOUISIANA 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 116,890 6,632
    Suspected Carcinogens 85,474 669
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 325,286 57,588
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 143,948 385
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 267,201 3,793
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 105,285 4,116
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 251,444 212
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 391,441 6,948
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 550,008 75,975
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 146,251 13
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 1,089,675 75,962
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 28,944 30
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 247,377 73,702
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 942,325 79,104
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 532,734 72,001

    *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 5,825,074 292,004 485,000 0 6,602,078 23,537 NA
    1989 4,260,192 254,499 240,000 0 4,754,691 10,079 NA
    1990 2,100,686 274,396 300,000 0 2,675,082 53,920 NA
    1991 3,892,567 190,073 255,377 0 4,338,017 2,629,375 127,273,773
    1992 3,373,516 369,687 170,756 0 3,913,959 154,001 148,837,514
    1993 2,058,424 745,836 1,080,931 0 3,885,191 4,559 126,034,836
    1994 2,752,060 565,947 289,040 47 3,607,094 33,193 91,928,288
    1995 1,822,260 125,841 132,926 0 2,081,027 117 109,944,721
    1996 1,572,351 106,422 403,286 0 2,082,059 188 134,325,207
    1997 1,635,095 106,799 531,834 0 2,273,728 504 192,886,605
    1998 1,514,120 126,567 626,298 0 2,266,985 7,431 205,359,338
    1999 1,617,520 69,011 337,219 0 2,023,750 7,308 140,173,927
    2000 1,607,661 122,867 640,353 0 2,370,881 7,305 5,918,058,716
    2001 1,296,372 115,064 694,059 0 2,105,495 1,706 190,105,276
    2002 1,279,189 131,679 280,623 0 1,691,491 4,924 188,081,984
    "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 2.56 746 842 0 1,591 0 14,210
    2001 1.84 512 512 0 1,026 21.77 34,960
    2002 16.46 243 26.30 0 286 0 37,090
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  • Facility Information
    2002 Facility Name: DOW CHEMICAL CO. LOUISIANA DIV.
    Mailing Address: 21255 LA HWY. 1 S., PLAQUEMINE, LA 70765
    Public Contact: DONNA CARVILLE
    Phone: (225) 353-1824
    SIC Code: 28 Chemicals And Allied Products
    2002 Parent Company: DOW CHEMICAL CO.
    Latitude: 30.31556
    Longitude: -91.24056
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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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