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Environmental Release Report: OXY VINYLS L.P. LA PORTE VCM PLANT
 
 
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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:CARBON TETRACHLORIDE
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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:CARBON TETRACHLORIDE
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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 91,018 23
    Suspected Carcinogens 68 19
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 95,204 20
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 25 20
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 90,280 3
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 22,222 22
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 17,760 39
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 82,008 172
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 128,181 2,656
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 17,796
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 116,446 2,656
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 71
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 105,090 2,656
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 133,356 2,791
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 123,427 2,673

    *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 440,270 1,350 0 0 441,620 830,205 NA
    1989 162,390 1,600 0 0 163,990 45,000 NA
    1990 155,520 2,350 0 0 157,870 60,300 NA
    1991 303,498 3,045 0 0 306,543 99,600 17,246,398
    1992 181,504 2,405 0 0 183,909 145,230 17,205,598
    1993 165,442 2,009 0 0 167,451 536,088 17,592,365
    1994 236,521 1,990 0 0 238,511 40,244 15,226,748
    1995 229,330 1,962 0 0 231,292 15,308 15,205,070
    1996 163,124 2,206 0 0 165,330 38,592 15,168,381
    1997 112,799 2,236 0 0 115,035 54,890 15,101,931
    1998 72,712 2,700 0 0 75,412 26,932 16,845,777
    1999 90,160 2,241 0 0 92,401 16,340,216 32,983,598
    2000 135,741 2,556 0 0 138,297 7,374,566 21,220,578
    2001 126,450 1,874 0 0 128,324 6,173,568 16,315,676
    2002 134,949 2,808 0 0 137,757 2,391,975 28,262,280
    "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 .89 2.33 0 0 3.22 15,220 15,220
    2001 .88 2.20 0 0 3.08 13,150 13,150
    2002 .88 2.17 0 0 3.05 3,570 7,428
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  • Facility Information
    2002 Facility Name: OXY VINYLS L.P. LA PORTE VCM PLANT
    Mailing Address: 2400 MILLER CUTOFF RD., LA PORTE, TX 77571
    Public Contact: PHIL C. ANASTASIO
    Phone: (281) 476-2915
    SIC Code: 28 Chemicals And Allied Products
    2002 Parent Company: OCCIDENTAL PETROLEUM CORP.
    Latitude: 29.72667
    Longitude: -95.07778
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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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