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Environmental Release Report: USS-POSCO INDS.
 
 
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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:1,1-DICHLORO-1-FLUOROETHANE
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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
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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 8
    Suspected Carcinogens 3 373
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 15,124 8
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 8
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 491 381
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 2 373
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 2,955
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 18,079
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 2,955 8
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 3,447 381
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 2,958 381

    *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 141,261 0 628,000 0 769,261 118,044 NA
    1989 79,256 190 571,000 0 650,446 50,570 NA
    1990 29,613 740 105,000 0 135,353 31,382 NA
    1991 6,883 1,300 73,310 0 81,493 97,770 15,295,700
    1992 6,833 549 14,200 0 21,582 70,657 34,692,186
    1993 6,308 398 3,000 0 9,706 181,317 16,264,879
    1994 6,675 1,650 1,670 0 9,995 906,500 110,467,154
    1995 11,603 2,250 1,250 0 15,103 470,760 99,587,560
    1996 28,826 500 15,150 0 44,476 428,684 473,327
    1997 3,515 500 4,375 0 8,390 506,838 261,282
    1998 3 81 8,512 0 8,596 135,564 213,930
    1999 26,235 256 26,558 0 53,049 280,843 555,278
    2000 29,178 69 6,669 0 35,916 221,827 484,789
    2001 29,456 21 7,719 0 37,196 192,508 335,152
    2002 18,571 381 20,888 0 39,840 197,992 423,955
    "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: USS-POSCO INDS.
    Mailing Address: 900 LOVERIDGE RD., PITTSBURG, CA 94565
    Public Contact: CHRIS CONKLING
    Phone: (925) 439-6507
    SIC Code: 33 Primary Metal Industries
    2002 Parent Company: NA
    Latitude: 38.02556
    Longitude: -121.86528
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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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