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Environmental Release Report: TICONA POLYMERS INC.
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation at This Facility*
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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
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:FORMALDEHYDE
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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 76,114 1,626
    Suspected Carcinogens 1,034 51
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 23,288 125,294
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 7,211 1
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 315,973 697
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 7,211 1
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 77,790 1,667
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 294,275 2,502
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 352,282 3,279
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 724
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 395,192 3,572
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 7,211 1
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 89,601 1,332
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 400,305 3,935
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 368,203 3,853

    *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 1,499,790 11,960 28,292 5,964,720 7,504,762 0 NA
    1989 1,673,110 12,000 9,400 4,582,040 6,276,550 5,000 NA
    1990 2,017,330 9,490 21,550 2,437,107 4,485,477 15,462 NA
    1991 1,803,260 1,677 26,132 1,941,082 3,772,151 4,502 183,876,378
    1992 1,941,900 8,600 17,020 1,134,480 3,102,000 9,250 212,190,222
    1993 1,262,130 9,200 15,210 1,513,750 2,800,290 178,730 195,695,895
    1994 882,500 18,300 134,605 3,330,750 4,366,155 138,285 132,772,012
    1995 972,300 7,300 3,900 2,066,300 3,049,800 472,105 101,429,310
    1996 884,687 11,875 20,130 1,225,820 2,142,512 86,734 116,032,039
    1997 659,908 10,462 3,645 39,083 713,098 136,540 129,092,878
    1998 579,482 9,463 6,640 51,313 646,898 44,837 131,234,121
    1999 764,149 129,004 11,746 43,310 948,209 15,535 135,265,739
    2000 721,693 172,445 2,286 248,937 1,145,361 1,560 141,997,891
    2001 629,059 166,878 4,209 293,498 1,093,644 5,420 109,257,126
    2002 400,305 126,996 4,264 241,867 773,432 47,316 98,001,176
    "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: TICONA POLYMERS INC.
    Mailing Address: 1 MILE S. OF BISHOP TEXAS HWY. 77 BUSINESS, BISHOP, TX 78343
    Public Contact: EDU ARAUJO
    Phone: (361) 584-6000
    SIC Code: 28 Chemicals And Allied Products
    2002 Parent Company: CELANESE AMERICAS CORP.
    Latitude: 27.56971
    Longitude: -97.83493
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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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