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Environmental Release Report: DOW CHEMICAL CO. TORRANCE FACILITY
 
 
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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 Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:1-CHLORO-1,1-DIFLUOROETHANE
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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:no data available
    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:1-CHLORO-1,1-DIFLUOROETHANE
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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 1,230
    Suspected Carcinogens 4,300 3
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 380,030
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 38,330 2
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 38,330
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 4,300 140
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 38,330
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 5,534
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 38,334
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 5,530
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 38,330 141
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 5,534 1

    *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 501,160 0 0 0 501,160 46,500 NA
    1989 481,393 0 0 0 481,393 46,300 NA
    1990 223,101 0 0 0 223,101 22,394 NA
    1991 177,296 0 0 0 177,296 69,061 666,694
    1992 200,112 223 0 0 200,335 473,313 731,277
    1993 171,372 256 0 0 171,628 654,065 743,285
    1994 280,087 220 0 0 280,307 721,274 1,010,320
    1995 422,074 456 0 0 422,530 697,968 1,095,454
    1996 419,664 265 0 0 419,929 557,827 978,324
    1997 474,087 76 0 0 474,163 1,094,201 1,041,287
    1998 495,620 4,679 0 0 500,299 479,468 989,564
    1999 433,563 1,743 0 0 435,306 461,528 899,567
    2000 422,654 113 0 0 422,767 386,782 814,225
    2001 376,336 190 0 0 376,526 334,606 717,137
    2002 380,034 143 0 0 380,177 489,474 876,149
    "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: DOW CHEMICAL CO. TORRANCE FACILITY
    Mailing Address: 305 CRENSHAW BLVD., TORRANCE, CA 90503
    Public Contact: PETER G. ALLEN
    Phone: (310) 224-5469
    SIC Code: 28 Chemicals And Allied Products
    2002 Parent Company: DOW CHEMICAL CO.
    Latitude: 33.84566
    Longitude: -118.3321
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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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