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Environmental Release Report: BASF CORP.
 
 
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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 Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:BENZENE
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:MERCURY COMPOUNDS
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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 5,360 222
    Suspected Carcinogens 118 389
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 48,283 15,941,161
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 3,954 20
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 6,429 752
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 3,860
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 12,078 3,086
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 28,850 1,189
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 61,137 2,489
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 145,223 2,257
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 3,940 20
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 29,331 1,889
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 128,869 5,533
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 101,403 2,671

    *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 2,294,327 36,750 0 263,000 2,594,077 56,750 NA
    1989 1,608,455 6,530 6,850 83,000 1,704,835 40,854 NA
    1990 1,202,205 28,375 0 5,100 1,235,680 140,793 NA
    1991 890,185 25,905 1,600 13,000 930,690 1,887,130 24,408,352
    1992 799,740 55,160 0 520 855,420 942,210 15,935,319
    1993 556,010 63,850 2,280 200 622,340 824,787 35,448,563
    1994 366,813 2,500 0 800 370,113 570,472 31,865,240
    1995 386,849 17,011,048 0 1,926,800 19,324,697 513,204 60,746,821
    1996 429,044 14,008,559 0 2,011,500 16,449,103 1,156,364 60,205,386
    1997 403,839 14,011,739 0 2,111,920 16,527,498 1,962,376 109,795,347
    1998 773,562 15,017,755 0 2,836,174 18,627,491 709,220 101,673,659
    1999 131,261 19,018,048 0 2,343,600 21,492,909 221,012 105,777,517
    2000 118,838 21,515,040 0 2,632,158 24,266,036 341,179 119,943,103
    2001 264,587 15,644,870 0 1,794,799 17,704,256 211,731 88,568,329
    2002 212,863 15,945,553 0 1,835,930 17,994,346 83,040 103,055,154
    "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 1.33 0 0 0 1.33 0 1.33
    2001 1.43 0 0 0 1.43 0 1.43
    2002 1.38 0 0 0 1.38 0 1.38
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  • Facility Information
    2002 Facility Name: BASF CORP.
    Mailing Address: 602 COPPER RD., FREEPORT, TX 77541
    Public Contact: ARTHUR R. COLWELL
    Phone: (979) 415-6100
    SIC Code: 28 Chemicals And Allied Products
    2002 Parent Company: BASF CORP.
    Latitude: 28.98611
    Longitude: -95.40778
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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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