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Environmental Release Report: VALERO REFINING CO. CALIFORNIA BENICIA REFY.
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation at This Facility*
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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: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 17,956 7
    Suspected Carcinogens 35,639 330
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 44,679 492,009
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 26,050 7
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 155,464 2
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 14,500
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 37,763 7
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 201,159 358
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 399,144 342
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 150,000
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 439,632 342
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 10,944 7
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 222,825 5
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 626,370 354
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 549,253 335

    *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 1,375,769 1,018 2,470 0 1,379,257 534,582 NA
    1989 1,175,948 2,910 1,470 306 1,180,634 40,907 NA
    1990 1,134,576 11,321 3,529 0 1,149,426 53,232 NA
    1991 1,279,643 15,721 0 0 1,295,364 73,985 3,451,157
    1992 1,053,331 3,977 1,326 0 1,058,634 323,067 22,279,404
    1993 933,075 6,987 2,501 0 942,563 29,577 24,551,428
    1994 675,133 3,976 2,019 0 681,128 64,880 34,172,875
    1995 549,322 92,546 3,411 0 645,279 15,605 26,442,140
    1996 668,327 820,646 0 0 1,488,973 32,050 27,478,887
    1997 815,793 712,510 0 0 1,528,303 1,270,718 23,154,879
    1998 977,553 770,947 0 0 1,748,500 170,640 22,884,415
    1999 610,742 451,332 0 0 1,062,074 212,824 22,245,713
    2000 717,919 620,792 0 0 1,338,711 124,470 22,451,384
    2001 656,112 606,984 0 0 1,263,096 140,497 22,370,504
    2002 639,337 492,361 0 0 1,131,698 34,646 22,209,293
    "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 CO. CALIFORNIA BENICIA REFY.
    Mailing Address: 3400 E. 2ND ST., BENICIA, CA 94510
    Public Contact: W.E.TANNER
    Phone: (707) 745-7534
    SIC Code: 29 Petroleum And Coal Products
    2002 Parent Company: VALERO ENERGY CORP.
    Latitude: 38.06261
    Longitude: -122.14557
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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:

    Scorecard's report for SOLANO County on:
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