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Environmental Release Report: EQUISTAR CHEMICALS L.P. MATAGORDA FACILITY
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation at This Facility*
    Cleanest/Best Facilities in US Percentile Dirtiest/Worst Facilities in US
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    Noncancer risk score (air and water releases):
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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:no data available
    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:N-HEXANE
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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Sorted by Health Effect*
  • Air Releases
    (Pounds from TRI sources)
    Water Releases
    (Pounds from TRI sources)
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 4,362
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 4,362
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 184,515 15
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 4,362
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 6,245
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 6,245
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 207,589 15
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 186,994 15
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 208,226 15
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 6,882

    *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 26,880 1,250 0 0 28,130 581,573 NA
    1989 25,332 750 0 0 26,082 636,614 NA
    1990 31,783 15 0 0 31,798 722,370 NA
    1991 34,742 265 0 0 35,007 1,039,450 3,015,462
    1992 36,114 246 0 0 36,360 1,911,586 3,822,946
    1993 36,386 220 0 0 36,606 1,341,636 3,483,178
    1994 60,347 220 0 0 60,567 1,260,649 3,851,076
    1995 639,608 164 0 0 639,772 2,828,643 18,455,429
    1996 575,756 35 0 0 575,791 2,106,132 12,812,960
    1997 247,840 67 0 0 247,907 5,043,974 21,068,704
    1998 145,535 67 0 0 145,602 1,654,846 20,892,500
    1999 184,332 19 0 0 184,351 1,983,518 25,085,540
    2000 202,924 15 0 0 202,939 2,754,312 25,765,077
    2001 187,740 15 0 0 187,755 2,077,616 22,243,537
    2002 208,226 15 0 0 208,241 1,361,147 22,976,310
    "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: EQUISTAR CHEMICALS L.P. MATAGORDA FACILITY
    Mailing Address: 13 MI SO OF BAY CITY ON HWY. 60, WADSWORTH, TX 77483
    Public Contact: SHELLY HEUSER
    Phone: (979) 245-1225
    SIC Code: 28 Chemicals And Allied Products
    2002 Parent Company: EQUISTAR CHEMICALS L.P.
    Latitude: 28.6255
    Longitude: -95.9622
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  • Links

    • Scorecard's Criteria air pollutants report for this facility
    • 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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