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Environmental Release Report: UNION CARBIDE CORP. SEADRIFT PLANT
 
 
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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):
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    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:ETHYLENE OXIDE
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:NAPHTHALENE
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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 322,569 784
    Suspected Carcinogens 68,921 21,009
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 476,397 1,232,112
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 163,452 4
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 305,910 1,168,349
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 132,175 4
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 192,510 784
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 180,098 1,190,145
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 519,218 1,241,509
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 544
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 2,054,966 1,241,513
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 170,059 5
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 165,970 1,219,713
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 2,342,466 1,241,513
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 507,017 1,130,329

    *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 3,405,107 855 35,120 0 3,441,082 5,634 NA
    1989 3,259,370 673 64,388 0 3,324,431 13,276 NA
    1990 2,758,595 41,004 12,652 0 2,812,251 121,045 NA
    1991 2,544,646 48,551 10,358 0 2,603,555 260,690 44,338,900
    1992 2,065,317 41,908 36,156 0 2,143,381 335,516 48,209,411
    1993 2,481,189 35,925 21,825 0 2,538,939 1,209,061 53,311,852
    1994 2,316,361 14,804 87,847 0 2,419,012 782,457 54,643,333
    1995 2,178,844 4,140 10,964 0 2,193,948 761,968 49,036,892
    1996 2,645,558 6,614 1,341 0 2,653,513 606,134 51,444,351
    1997 2,156,085 8,991 33,870 0 2,198,946 690,616 47,142,939
    1998 1,974,387 5,497 6,279 0 1,986,163 520,438 30,271,726
    1999 2,606,833 182,057 7,586 0 2,796,476 1,750,128 51,357,699
    2000 2,533,115 112,296 8,601 0 2,654,012 1,525,016 78,059,460
    2001 2,047,172 102,399 4,066 0 2,153,637 1,256,824 37,022,809
    2002 2,344,269 1,283,477 8,733 0 3,636,479 927,433 37,047,080
    "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: UNION CARBIDE CORP. SEADRIFT PLANT
    Mailing Address: 7501 HWY. 185 N. SEADRIF, SEADRIFT, TX 77983
    Public Contact: KATHY HUNT
    Phone: (361) 553-3058
    SIC Code: 28 Chemicals And Allied Products
    2002 Parent Company: DOW CHEMICAL CO.
    Latitude: 28.5125
    Longitude: -96.79306
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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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