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Environmental Release Report: EXIDE TECHS. BATON ROUGE SMELTER
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation at This Facility*
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    Cancer risk score (air and water releases):
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    Air releases of recognized developmental toxicants:
    Air releases of recognized reproductive toxicants:

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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 4,200 23
    Suspected Carcinogens 6
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 4,200 26
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 4,200 23
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants .002 3
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 4,200 23
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 4,200 23
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 4,200 26
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 4,200 26
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 4,200 23
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 3
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 3

    *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 5,189 750 21,000 0 26,939 0 NA
    1989 7,068 293 222,079 0 229,440 1 NA
    1990 7,218 116 229,399 0 236,733 1 NA
    1991 6,666 144 89,670 0 96,480 3 21,224,808
    1992 5,932 95 255,000 0 261,027 0 5,249,427
    1993 4,710 36 142,106 0 146,852 3,200,000 3,986,852
    1994 5,338 41 183,111 0 188,490 4,700,000 5,828,490
    1995 7,510 80 288,905 0 296,495 0 296,495
    1996 7,122 77 236,585 0 243,784 0 243,838
    1997 7,205 80 170,894 0 178,179 0 178,180
    1998 3,820 110 87,853 0 91,783 11,916 121,075,698
    1999 2,220 80 158,546 0 160,846 0 133,090,847
    2000 2,620 104 101,837 0 104,561 0 116,970,561
    2001 2,040 42 25,360 0 27,442 0 20,287,438
    2002 4,200 29 106,030 0 110,259 0 19,311,923
    "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 .877 0 0 0 .877 0 .877
    2001 .6862 0 0 0 .6862 0 .6862
    2002 1.07 0 0 0 1.07 0 1.07
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  • Facility Information
    2002 Facility Name: EXIDE TECHS. BATON ROUGE SMELTER
    Mailing Address: 2400 BROOKLAWN DR., BATON ROUGE, LA 70807
    Public Contact: JOSEPH ACKER JR.
    Phone: (225) 775-3040
    SIC Code: 33 Primary Metal Industries
    2002 Parent Company: EXIDE TECHS.
    Latitude: 30.57565
    Longitude: -91.21047
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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

    Scorecard's report for EAST BATON ROUGE County on:

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