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Environmental Release Report: EQUISTAR CHEMICALS L.P.
 
 
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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):
    Noncancer 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
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:BENZENE
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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 120,505
    Suspected Carcinogens 10,197
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 138,742
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 131,690
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 25,892
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 91,649
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 106,624
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 29,987
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 155,180
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 272,622
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 118,068
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 37,153
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 345,806
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 153,582

    *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 1,093,250 0 0 0 1,093,250 160,900 NA
    1989 1,516,250 0 0 0 1,516,250 205,600 NA
    1990 997,360 0 0 0 997,360 331,500 NA
    1991 1,067,153 0 0 0 1,067,153 30,808 11,335,067
    1992 919,845 0 0 0 919,845 1,447 12,969,199
    1993 781,900 0 0 0 781,900 3,153 7,267,853
    1994 568,470 0 0 0 568,470 186 12,833,495
    1995 442,282 0 0 0 442,282 2,377 13,443,316
    1996 248,350 0 0 0 248,350 5,839 20,390,847
    1997 247,470 0 0 0 247,470 322,544 30,310,470
    1998 130,120 0 0 0 130,120 286,836 7,469,635
    1999 279,045 0 0 0 279,045 39,122 13,363,476
    2000 231,972 0 0 0 231,972 3,832 6,852,763
    2001 370,451 0 0 0 370,451 80,819 12,540,740
    2002 352,179 0 0 0 352,179 59,843 10,068,636
    "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.
    Mailing Address: F.M. RD. 2917, ALVIN, TX 77511
    Public Contact: MARYJEAN CHATRON
    Phone: (713) 844-7402
    SIC Code: 28 Chemicals And Allied Products
    2002 Parent Company: EQUISTAR CHEMICALS L.P.
    Latitude: 29.23111
    Longitude: -95.19056
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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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