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Environmental Release Report: TORRANCE LATEX PLANT UNION CARBIDE CORP.
 
 
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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:ACRYLONITRILE
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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 810
    Suspected Carcinogens 2,263
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 1,099
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 1,601
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 382
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 2,008
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 884
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 1,601
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 3,482
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 1,099
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 3,889
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 3,889

    *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 1,302 0 0 0 1,302 554 NA
    1989 516 0 0 0 516 406 NA
    1990 560 0 0 0 560 67 NA
    1991 441 0 0 0 441 240 14,547
    1992 119 0 0 0 119 120 7,858
    1993 79 0 0 0 79 117 8,483
    1994 1,852 0 0 0 1,852 117 8,924
    1995 2,227 0 0 0 2,227 168 19,582
    1996 2,697 0 0 0 2,697 122 35,241
    1997 2,598 0 0 0 2,598 2,404 9,814
    1998 2,223 0 0 0 2,223 1,075 9,653
    1999 4,537 0 0 0 4,537 2,612 30,942
    2000 4,230 0 0 0 4,230 5,629 53,436
    2001 7,091 0 0 0 7,091 3,775 58,620
    2002 3,889 0 0 0 3,889 4,234 34,909
    "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: TORRANCE LATEX PLANT UNION CARBIDE CORP.
    Mailing Address: 19206 HAWTHORNE BLVD., TORRANCE, CA 90503
    Public Contact: MANNY SANTOS
    Phone: (310) 224-5349
    SIC Code: 28 Chemicals And Allied Products
    2002 Parent Company: DOW CHEMICAL CO.
    Latitude: 33.8563
    Longitude: -118.3529
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    • 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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