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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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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:LEAD
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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 312,812 8
    Suspected Carcinogens 34,520
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 433,867 8
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 308,712 8
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 240,500
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 127,772 8
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 171,185 8
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 218,192 8
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 570,072 8
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 1,025,431 8
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 291,012 8
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 164,080
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 1,305,500 8
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 498,865 8

    *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 1,160,895 39,051 13,400 0 1,213,346 1,305,737 NA
    1989 1,034,552 32,889 6,900 0 1,074,341 9,298 NA
    1990 1,397,834 56,657 7,800 0 1,462,291 31,823 NA
    1991 1,754,743 73,922 1,204 0 1,829,869 53,060 57,337,307
    1992 1,293,714 76,496 7,400 0 1,377,610 610,610 49,057,951
    1993 1,569,565 16,645 2,000 0 1,588,210 38,745 29,850,080
    1994 1,647,287 35,140 0 0 1,682,427 231,407 35,596,772
    1995 1,887,043 18,000 0 0 1,905,043 368,869 70,370,202
    1996 1,874,605 20,017 0 0 1,894,622 174,085 31,672,642
    1997 1,828,948 20,077 0 0 1,849,025 74,632 55,143,206
    1998 1,461,405 10 0 0 1,461,415 80,200 23,098,525
    1999 1,678,995 268 0 0 1,679,263 206,150 33,308,080
    2000 1,690,874 13 0 0 1,690,887 422,327 34,106,129
    2001 1,861,190 47,544 0 0 1,908,734 318,131 53,484,369
    2002 1,350,044 8 0 0 1,350,052 10,941,828 23,421,689
    "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 .4 0 0 0 .4 0 .4
    2001 .35 0 0 0 .35 0 .35
    2002 .31 0 0 0 .31 0 .31
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  • Facility Information
    2002 Facility Name: EQUISTAR CHEMICALS L.P.
    Mailing Address: 8280 SHELDON RD., CHANNELVIEW, TX 77530
    Public Contact: DAVID HASTINGS
    Phone: (281) 862-4485
    SIC Code: 28 Chemicals And Allied Products
    2002 Parent Company: NA
    Latitude: 29.77727
    Longitude: -95.12413
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  • Links

    • Scorecard's Criteria air pollutants report for this facility
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    • RTK NET report for this facility, which includes its complete Form R report to EPA's Toxics Release Inventory

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