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Environmental Release Report: EQUISTAR CHEMICALS L.P. LA PORTE PLANT
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation at This Facility*
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    Total environmental releases:
    Cancer risk score (air and water releases):
    Noncancer risk score (air and water releases):
    Air releases of recognized carcinogens:
    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:1,3-BUTADIENE
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:BENZENE
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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 39,425
    Suspected Carcinogens 35,253
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 49,345
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 41,742
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 53,165
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 17,980
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 23,061
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 55,986
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 94,881
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 840,752
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 37,001
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 55,100
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 894,264
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 125,519

    *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
    1998 1,830,617 312 0 0 1,830,929 7,773,404 62,847,716
    1999 1,340,752 687 0 0 1,341,439 6,311,141 58,309,081
    2000 1,193,433 655 0 0 1,194,088 3,077,535 43,804,007
    2001 1,254,735 378 0 0 1,255,113 3,270,439 50,765,436
    2002 894,284 0 0 0 894,284 2,024,437 29,510,015
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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  • Facility Information
    Mailing Address: 1515 MILLER CUT-OFF RD., LA PORTE, TX 77572
    Public Contact: DAVID HARPOLE
    Phone: (713) 652-4125
    SIC Code: 28 Chemicals And Allied Products
    2002 Parent Company: EQUISTAR CHEMICALS L.P.
    Latitude: 29.71389
    Longitude: -95.06833
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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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