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Environmental Release Report: VALERO REFINING TEXAS L.P. CORPUS CHRISTI EAST 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:BENZENE
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:MERCURY
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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 65,385 386
    Suspected Carcinogens 32,972
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 290,430 116,928
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 152,480 6
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 233,449 380
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 66,525
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 227,280 386
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 223,915 6
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 290,875 204
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 9,332
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 465,414 204
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 53,623 6
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 345,154 578
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 605,954 578
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 300,451 578

    *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 478,600 18,500 0 0 497,100 1,359,000 NA
    1989 607,690 19,500 0 0 627,190 1,795,484 NA
    1990 536,382 44,600 0 0 580,982 731,000 NA
    1991 362,310 16,505 0 0 378,815 67,520 519,690
    1992 650,900 953 0 0 651,853 236,765 1,010,170
    1993 967,511 13,744 0 0 981,255 636,846 3,817,510
    1994 559,012 2,686 0 0 561,698 211,924 4,554,247
    1995 1,029,629 2,998 2,712 0 1,035,339 185,898 10,405,190
    1996 1,049,290 2,943 959 0 1,053,192 146,652 16,043,874
    1997 774,668 5,515 360 0 780,543 28,792 9,019,758
    1998 556,274 2,490 119 0 558,883 263,444 6,004,203
    1999 656,817 135,640 645 0 793,102 112,292 9,997,657
    2000 656,847 120,162 379 0 777,388 130,249 10,868,722
    2001 637,709 124,598 5 0 762,313 168,965 10,128,207
    2002 614,677 117,126 0 0 731,803 52,765 10,095,297
    "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: VALERO REFINING TEXAS L.P. CORPUS CHRISTI EAST PLANT
    Mailing Address: 1300 CANTWELL LN., CORPUS CHRISTI, TX 78403
    Public Contact: BOB GRIMES
    Phone: (361) 289-6000
    SIC Code: 29 Petroleum And Coal Products
    2002 Parent Company: VALERO ENERGY CORP.
    Latitude: 27.80611
    Longitude: -97.46111
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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

    Information about whether this facility is in compliance with applicable environmental laws is available from EPA's Sector Facility Indexing Project:

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