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Environmental Release Report: KENNECOTT UTAH COPPER MINE CONCENTRATORS & POWER 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):
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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:ARSENIC (ORGANIC OR INORGANIC COMPOUNDS)
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:LEAD COMPOUNDS
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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 935 2,994
    Suspected Carcinogens 561 1,004
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 6,991 12,548
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 721 48
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 270 3,200
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 5,500 1,700
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 6,840 5,504
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 2,440 2,904
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 11,335 544
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 5,655 250
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 11,986 2,758
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 675 44
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 5,765 3,460
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 18,430 10,030
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 16,920 5,650

    *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
    1998 24,821 14,485 391,134,455 0 391,173,761 3,200 395,062,200
    1999 26,252 15,385 1,020,765,865 0 1,020,807,502 0 520,321,030
    2000 24,881 8,534 813,758,255 0 813,791,671 1 601,069,200
    2001 25,195 22,894 695,881,360 0 695,929,448 256 696,350,305
    2002 19,421 18,178 113,603,195 0 113,640,793 250 113,538,915
    "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 .4 0 .3 0 .7001 0 .7
    2001 .4 0 0 0 .4 0 .4
    2002 .4 0 0 0 .4 0 .4
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  • Facility Information
    2002 Facility Name: KENNECOTT UTAH COPPER MINE CONCENTRATORS & POWER PLANT
    Mailing Address: 12300 S. UTAH HWY. 111, COPPERTON, UT 84006
    Public Contact: LOUIS J. CONONELOS
    Phone: (801) 569-7433
    SIC Code: 10 Metal Mining
    2002 Parent Company: KENNECOTT HOLDINGS CORP.
    Latitude: 40.51667
    Longitude: -112.15
    Facilities are encouraged to respond to the information presented in Scorecard.
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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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