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Environmental Release Report: SHINTECH INC.
 
 
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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
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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 26,260 34
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 26,260 34
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 59,200 2,937
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 32,940 2,903
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 59,200 2,937
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 59,200 2,937
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 26,260 34
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 59,200 2,937
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 59,200 2,937

    *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 159,257 11,520 0 0 170,777 0 NA
    1989 109,264 12,609 0 0 121,873 0 NA
    1990 115,074 16,277 0 0 131,351 0 NA
    1991 154,544 19,994 0 0 174,538 0 153,156,000
    1992 125,826 22,255 0 0 148,081 0 169,928,062
    1993 146,774 29,762 0 0 176,536 0 176,536
    1994 130,092 29,762 0 0 159,854 0 200,166,000
    1995 156,000 30,034 0 0 186,034 0 386,000
    1996 200,260 29,034 0 0 229,294 0 473,294
    1997 159,140 24,013 0 0 183,153 0 243,950,353
    1998 128,407 12,286 0 0 140,693 0 243,950,353
    1999 76,760 10,034 0 0 86,794 0 276,087,083
    2000 61,961 2,634 0 0 64,595 0 289,064,561
    2001 54,454 2,704 0 0 57,158 0 57,124
    2002 59,200 2,937 0 0 62,137 0 62,103
    "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: SHINTECH INC.
    Mailing Address: 5618 HWY. 332 E., FREEPORT, TX 77541
    Public Contact: JOHN J. YONGE
    Phone: (979) 233-7861
    SIC Code: 28 Chemicals And Allied Products
    2002 Parent Company: SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL
    Latitude: 28.875
    Longitude: -95.39722
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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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