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Environmental Release Report: DOW CHEMICAL CO.
 
 
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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:CHLORODIFLUOROMETHANE
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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:CARBON TETRACHLORIDE
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:CARBON TETRACHLORIDE
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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 20,659 2
    Suspected Carcinogens 930
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 59,540 1
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 18
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 39,321 2
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 29,378 1
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 4,863 1
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 73,117 2
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 25,272 2
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 1,980
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 74,335 2
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 14
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 23,006 2
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 75,271 2
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 20,271 2

    *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 270,030 2,201 0 0 272,231 644,940 NA
    1989 214,384 0 0 0 214,384 917,905 NA
    1990 227,209 0 0 0 227,209 237,429 NA
    1991 133,752 16 0 0 133,768 1,121,662 4,559,131
    1992 120,888 13 0 0 120,901 690,973 3,315,890
    1993 80,105 17 0 0 80,122 487,777 2,904,701
    1994 55,990 9 0 0 55,999 540,681 5,907,671
    1995 41,384 21 0 0 41,405 962,391 7,896,852
    1996 55,596 3 0 0 55,599 1,222,135 7,843,632
    1997 46,972 5 0 0 46,977 2,912,660 7,880,926
    1998 59,455 45 0 0 59,500 1,737,687 12,381,625
    1999 33,431 0 0 0 33,431 2,084,868 8,467,142
    2000 32,840 2 0 0 32,842 1,502,698 8,285,570
    2001 64,967 3 0 0 64,970 1,258,232 7,225,116
    2002 76,384 2 0 0 76,386 970,099 6,733,041
    "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.
    Mailing Address: 901 LOVERIDGE RD., PITTSBURG, CA 94565
    Public Contact: RANDY FISCHBACK
    Phone: (925) 432-5122
    SIC Code: 28 Chemicals And Allied Products
    2002 Parent Company: DOW CHEMICAL CO.
    Latitude: 38.0275
    Longitude: -121.85167
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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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