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Environmental Release Report: GENERAL CHEMICAL CORP. BAY POINT WORKS
 
 
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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:no data available
    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:AMMONIA
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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Sorted by Health Effect*
  • Air Releases
    (Pounds from TRI sources)
    Water Releases
    (Pounds from TRI sources)
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 500
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 500
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 500
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 3,718 250
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 1,000
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 3,218 250
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 3,218 250
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 4,218 250
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 4,218 250

    *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 17,114 0 369 0 17,483 15,286 NA
    1989 10,132 750 750 0 11,632 10,391 NA
    1990 8,132 765 750 0 9,647 9,891 NA
    1991 7,100 5 0 0 7,105 32,404 39,487
    1992 7,600 255 0 0 7,855 31,012 42,962
    1993 7,505 0 0 0 7,505 100,185 3,107,099
    1994 5,255 0 0 0 5,255 96,066 2,275,470
    1995 2,850 0 0 0 2,850 37,300 335,543
    1996 3,720 250 0 0 3,970 110,460 172,340
    1997 2,100 250 0 0 2,350 271,540 172,308
    1998 2,245 250 30 0 2,525 182,500 205,245
    1999 2,778 250 0 0 3,028 18,367 41,412
    2000 5,320 90 0 0 5,410 67,485 82,225
    2001 3,510 250 0 0 3,760 80,500 83,960
    2002 4,218 250 0 0 4,468 150,336 153,690
    "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: GENERAL CHEMICAL CORP. BAY POINT WORKS
    Mailing Address: 501 NICHOLS RD., PITTSBURG, CA 94565
    Public Contact: JEFF JAKONCZUK
    Phone: (510) 237-3869
    SIC Code: 28 Chemicals And Allied Products
    2002 Parent Company: GENTEK INC.
    Latitude: 38.04722
    Longitude: -121.985
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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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