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Rank in Toxic 100 Water: 28
Surface Water releases 2017 (lbs): 899,332
POTW (sewerage plant) transfers 2017 (lbs): 0
Pounds released post-treatment 2017 (lbs): 899,332
Total Surface Water and POTW Toxic Hazard 2017: 579,473,045
Percentage of national total 2017 surface water and POTW hazard: 0.2%

This company has information in PERI's Toxic Air database.
This company has information in PERI's Greenhouse database.

Chemicals displayed below: (
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Chromium compounds 604 0 604 302,100,000 52.13%
Acetaldehyde 28,560 0 28,560 225,624,000 38.94%
Lead compounds 1,819 0 1,819 32,734,800 5.65%
Dioxin and dioxin-like compounds 0 0 0 8,631,808 1.49%
Hydrogen sulfide 1,834 0 1,834 3,301,200 0.57%
Polycyclic aromatic compounds 14 0 14 2,520,000 0.43%
Catechol 244 0 244 2,191,500 0.38%
Manganese compounds 224,587 0 224,587 1,594,568 0.28%
Nitrate compounds 496,165 0 496,165 312,584 0.05%
Vanadium compounds 942 0 942 131,880 0.02%
Glycol ethers 640 0 640 115,200 0.02%
Benzo(g,h,i)perylene 3 0 3 60,000 0.01%
Methanol 50,205 0 50,205 50,205 0.01%
Zinc compounds 11,500 0 11,500 37,950 0.01%
Nickel compounds 330 0 330 30,030 0.01%
Formaldehyde 4,404 0 4,404 22,020 0.00%
Barium compounds 2,138 0 2,138 10,690 0.00%
Mercury compounds 0 0 0 3,000 0.00%
Formic acid 2,998 0 2,998 1,499 0.00%
Phenol 18 0 18 60 0.00%
Cresol (mixed isomers) 1 0 1 20 0.00%
Benzene 0 0 0 19 0.00%
Toluene 1 0 1 13 0.00%
Copper 0 0 0 0 0.00%
Hydrochloric acid 0 0 0 0 0.00%
Ammonia 72,325 0 72,325 0 0.00%
Chlorine dioxide 0 0 0 0 0.00%
Chlorine 0 0 0 0 0.00%

Toxic hazard: Pounds of direct releases to surface water and estimated releases from transfers to Publicly Operated Treatment Works (POTW's) reported in the US Environmental Protection Agency's Toxics Release Inventory for the year 2017, weighted by toxicity of chemicals. Weights are from the EPA's Risk-Screening Environmental Indicators project. For details, see technical notes.

Quantity of toxic surface water releases and POTW transfers: Pounds of toxic chemicals released directly to surface water at each TRI facility or transferred off-site to a POTW, without weighting for toxicity or population.

Quantity of toxic post-treatment releases: Pounds of toxic chemicals released directly to surface water plus released after treatment at POTW's.

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