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Environmental Release Report: DOW CHEMICAL CO. FREEPORT FACILITY
 
 
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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 Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:DICHLORODIFLUOROMETHANE
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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:CARBON TETRACHLORIDE
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:MERCURY
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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 229,879 21,932
    Suspected Carcinogens 88,529 483
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 494,514 25,627
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 99,645 143
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 323,000 8,103
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 298,361 254,359
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 315,980 15,961
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 404,766 24,541
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 602,441 301,857
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 52,487 11
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 1,456,435 65,779
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 92,366 13,813
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 350,340 46,594
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 1,923,354 63,775
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 573,765 55,550

    *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 9,833,708 1,023,768 126,622 2,200 10,986,298 2,648,393 NA
    1989 8,815,288 713,771 1,753 0 9,530,812 1,080,030 NA
    1990 8,245,178 464,016 11,317 0 8,720,511 722,458 NA
    1991 9,162,014 464,378 21,664 0 9,648,056 169,802 246,066,067
    1992 8,451,037 480,350 111,977 0 9,043,364 136,796 301,158,901
    1993 6,979,209 277,332 17,698 0 7,274,239 58,223 285,920,166
    1994 5,938,140 195,530 68,080 0 6,201,750 106,315 450,236,597
    1995 5,330,084 727,074 63,819 0 6,120,977 129,286 359,214,814
    1996 4,320,166 301,705 182,797 0 4,804,668 52,179 283,346,000
    1997 4,439,208 260,502 31,525 0 4,731,235 43,322 325,217,754
    1998 4,217,496 220,880 136,292 0 4,574,668 1,327,154 272,880,652
    1999 2,503,742 95,915 90,276 0 2,689,933 6,365,217 809,762,805
    2000 2,640,282 244,959 241,155 0 3,126,396 2,126,956 532,257,423
    2001 2,691,681 303,381 111,039 0 3,106,102 6,232,941 368,028,148
    2002 1,981,430 310,008 130,370 .143 2,421,808 5,096,786 509,918,880
    "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 140 562 3,856 121 4,678 .44 117,900
    2001 125 709 13,350 83.82 14,270 0 110,500
    2002 107 359 11,200 65.00 11,730 0 94,160
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  • Facility Information
    2002 Facility Name: DOW CHEMICAL CO. FREEPORT FACILITY
    Mailing Address: 2301 N. BRAZOSPORT BLVD. BUILDING B-101, FREEPORT, TX 77541
    Public Contact: DAVID WINDER
    Phone: (979) 238-3792
    SIC Code: 28 Chemicals And Allied Products
    2002 Parent Company: DOW CHEMICAL CO.
    Latitude: 28.96939
    Longitude: -95.37953
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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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