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Environmental Release Report: VALERO REFINING TEXAS L.P.
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation at This Facility*
    Cleanest/Best Facilities in US Percentile Dirtiest/Worst Facilities in US
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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:BENZENE
    List chemicals contributing to cancer risk
    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:MERCURY COMPOUNDS
    List chemicals contributing to noncancer risk

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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 26,877 146
    Suspected Carcinogens 40,033 1,545
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 113,279 415,703
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 32,242 44
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 76,661 5,346
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 23,108 34
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 96,732 946
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 70,827 6,002
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 192,298 4,433
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 49,436
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 236,442 7,884
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 18,122 17
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 140,405 1,011
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 360,956 7,099
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 200,896 4,889

    *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 305,700 61,796 711,096 0 1,078,592 312,075 NA
    1989 49,860 77,755 29,478 0 157,093 2,403 NA
    1990 342,195 47,601 0 0 389,796 1,905 NA
    1991 323,007 52,078 0 0 375,085 1,600 2,025,044
    1992 444,568 25,047 0 0 469,615 37,674 1,506,969
    1993 569,208 18,347 264 0 587,819 10,673 1,842,033
    1994 600,856 9,529 36,266 0 646,651 21,271 1,393,337
    1995 650,114 26,598 2,880 0 679,592 32,364 1,180,042
    1996 461,128 9,318 2,703 0 473,149 61,361 1,919,336
    1997 422,243 41,631 282 0 464,156 270,632 5,531,570
    1998 614,365 506,558 3,271 0 1,124,194 245,139 11,885,289
    2000 551,139 414,422 230 0 965,791 705,943 14,006,551
    2001 527,149 769,521 315 0 1,296,985 857,254 24,538,618
    2002 380,026 423,519 19,383 0 822,928 107,364 6,928,332
    "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 .2002 0 0 0 .2002 0 .2002
    2001 .209 0 0 0 .209 0 .209
    2002 .2211 0 0 0 .2211 0 .2211
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  • Facility Information
    2002 Facility Name: VALERO REFINING TEXAS L.P.
    Mailing Address: 1301 LOOP 197 S., TEXAS CITY, TX 77592
    Public Contact: LESLIE G. RUCKER
    Phone: (409) 948-7296
    SIC Code: 29 Petroleum And Coal Products
    2002 Parent Company: VALERO ENERGY CORP.
    Latitude: 29.36972
    Longitude: -94.90917
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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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