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Environmental Release Report: STERLING CHEMICALS INC.
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation at This Facility*
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    Cancer risk score (air and water releases):
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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:ACRYLONITRILE
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:HYDROGEN CYANIDE
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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 38,725 936
    Suspected Carcinogens 37,200 5
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 91,835 45,945
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 25,819 23
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 71,449 928
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 67,032 941
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 96,545 28
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 62,257 45,932
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 108,225 45,945
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 325
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 112,576 45,945
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 21,521 13
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 78,541 938
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 116,399 45,945
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 110,880 45,945

    *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 2,065,050 7,800 0 39,495,200 41,568,050 443,400 NA
    1989 1,696,440 8,000 0 19,009,330 20,713,770 349,000 NA
    1990 1,497,015 15,100 0 30,832,355 32,344,470 317,355 NA
    1991 1,355,710 10,560 0 35,383,465 36,749,735 280,245 123,700,363
    1992 1,242,870 18,005 0 35,929,070 37,189,945 132,055 130,742,106
    1993 1,063,698 20,005 0 23,625,432 24,709,135 103,960 93,297,495
    1994 1,301,555 17,439 0 6,908,817 8,227,811 66,639 95,098,003
    1995 1,121,093 1,230 0 14,598,675 15,720,998 188,743 102,761,743
    1996 1,121,720 1,230 0 9,169,033 10,291,983 178,697 102,765,545
    1997 894,759 5,097 0 10,008,421 10,908,277 139,438 155,692,418
    1998 771,100 28,333 0 8,110,787 8,910,220 149,000 153,778,411
    1999 593,387 46,843 0 8,172,381 8,812,611 87,766 57,322,858
    2000 532,351 31,016 0 10,084,717 10,648,084 186,381 89,208,306
    2001 137,478 20,553 0 923,928 1,081,959 134,798 15,208,683
    2002 116,401 45,945 0 94,865 257,211 682,138 7,009,191
    "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: STERLING CHEMICALS INC.
    Mailing Address: 201 BAY ST. S., TEXAS CITY, TX 77590
    Public Contact: CYNDI KIBIKAS
    Phone: (409) 942-3965
    SIC Code: 28 Chemicals And Allied Products
    2002 Parent Company: NA
    Latitude: 29.38165
    Longitude: -94.89466
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  • Links

    • Scorecard's Criteria air pollutants report for this facility
    • 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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