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Environmental Release Report: ASARCO INC. AMARILLO COPPER REFY.
 
 
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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
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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 28,539
    Suspected Carcinogens 25,219
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 52,320
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 28,210
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 5,558
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 448
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 31,074
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 71,822
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 52,033
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 31,979
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 51,533
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 28,210
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 18,871
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 75,553
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 49,354

    *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 49,050 0 5,250 5,148,640 5,202,940 0 NA
    1989 65,600 0 5,000 3,963,650 4,034,250 0 NA
    1990 88,460 0 100 6,000,060 6,088,620 0 NA
    1991 92,434 0 1,795 5,881,195 5,975,424 28,035 6,336,470
    1992 131,631 0 7,360 5,808,239 5,947,230 5,010 6,343,660
    1993 125,810 0 11,975 5,832,635 5,970,420 11,830 6,317,450
    1994 116,245 0 0 159,870 276,115 204,750 945,090
    1995 195,515 0 0 175,855 371,370 333,400 2,087,300
    1996 195,745 0 0 251,535 447,280 652,470 2,209,610
    1997 198,050 0 0 180,699 378,749 1,557,742 2,153,170
    1998 180,552 0 0 325,679 506,231 892,212 3,148,263
    1999 170,017 0 0 475,601 645,618 377,104 2,652,978
    2000 184,444 0 0 307,165 491,609 173,068 2,423,715
    2001 181,651 0 0 231,109 412,760 128,089 2,285,359
    2002 109,002 0 0 263,993 372,995 67,238 1,690,736
    "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: ASARCO INC. AMARILLO COPPER REFY.
    Mailing Address: 7901 N. HWY. 136, AMARILLO, TX 79107
    Public Contact: LAWRENCE W. CASTOR
    Phone: (806) 468-4121
    SIC Code: 33 Primary Metal Industries
    2002 Parent Company: AMERICAS MINING CORP. (AMC)
    Latitude: 35.20586
    Longitude: -101.83934
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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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