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Environmental Release Report: FORMOSA PLASTICS CORP. TEXAS
 
 
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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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    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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    Rank facilities in TEXAS or in CALHOUN County by chemical releases or waste generation

    *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:1,2-DICHLOROETHANE
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:COPPER
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    See Scorecard's estimates of the health risks associated with outdoor air pollution for this area
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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 76,693 70
    Suspected Carcinogens 2,147 3
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 118,975 452
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 40,795 2
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 94,912 320
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 25,354 32
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 42,307 5
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 58,905 455
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 121,617 824
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 3,153
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 688,788 571
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 34,026
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 91,475 693
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 762,928 824
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 119,851 542

    *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 29,500 4,750 0 0 34,250 52,710 NA
    1989 69,285 7,731 0 0 77,016 1,500 NA
    1990 60,313 6,830 12,155 0 79,298 235,800 NA
    1991 193,715 9,122 2,352 0 205,189 19,744,370 44,889,297
    1992 182,550 21,100 0 0 203,650 15,519,246 37,697,943
    1993 165,963 6,470 0 0 172,433 8,849,115 25,908,552
    1994 277,517 6,184 0 0 283,701 10,238,939 31,931,621
    1995 405,876 1,404 0 0 407,280 11,857,189 53,302,212
    1996 654,987 7,181 0 0 662,168 11,029,540 132,248,350
    1997 737,847 9,617 0 0 747,464 22,737,152 135,401,931
    1998 442,327 10,153 0 0 452,480 11,379,577 147,618,129
    1999 465,211 2,675 0 0 467,886 7,742,232 159,448,560
    2000 292,947 1,407 0 0 294,354 12,886,959 177,191,830
    2001 249,630 759 0 0 250,389 3,468,082 72,676,313
    2002 764,938 824 0 0 765,761 55,985 91,914,444
    "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 1.61 .61 0 0 2.22 153 155
    2001 1.47 0 0 0 1.47 191 192
    2002 1.66 0 0 0 1.66 147 149
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  • Facility Information
    2002 Facility Name: FORMOSA PLASTICS CORP. TEXAS
    Mailing Address: 201 FORMOSA DR., POINT COMFORT, TX 77978
    Public Contact: JIM SHEPHARD
    Phone: (361) 987-7701
    SIC Code: 28 Chemicals And Allied Products
    2002 Parent Company: FORMOSA PLASTICS CORP. USA
    Latitude: 28.6825
    Longitude: -96.54528
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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

    Scorecard's report for CALHOUN County on:

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