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The top 5 facilities accounted for over half of all vinyl chloride emissions in the country

Vinyl chloride emissions: by state | ranked by facility | ranked by state

Rank Company City State 1998 Vinyl Chloride Air Emissions (Pounds) Percent of National Total
1Occidental Chemical Corp.PottstownPA121,50013.7%
2Formosa Plastics Corp.Delaware CityDE115,15313.0%
3Oxy Vinyls L.P. Houston Ops. Pasadena PVC PlantPasadenaTX75,0008.5%
4Borden Chemicals & Plastics- Operating L.P.GeismarLA68,1947.7%
5Borden Chemicals & Plastic Operating L.P.IlliopolisIL66,3287.5%
6Shintech Inc.FreeportTX51,0005.8%
7Westlake PVC Corp.Calvert CityKY43,2934.9%
8Geon Co.HenryIL39,6004.5%
9Polyone Corp.PedricktownNJ24,0502.7%
10Ferro Corp.Hammond SiteHammondIN23,1402.6%
11Kaneka Delaware Corp.Delaware CityDE21,8192.5%
12Georgia Gulf Corp.PlaquemineLA21,0002.4%
13Oxy Vinyls L.P. - Deer Park PVC PlantDeer ParkTX16,8001.9%
14Dow Chemical Co. - Freeport TexasFreeportTX16,4001.9%
15Westlake Monomers Corp.Calvert CityKY14,7001.7%
16Formosa Plastics Corp. TexasPoint ComfortTX14,6711.7%
17Georgia Gulf ChemicalsAberdeenMS14,0251.6%
18Oxy Vinyls L.P. La Porte - Vcm PlantLa PorteTX13,1201.5%
19Formosa Plastics Corp. LouisianaBaton RougeLA12,8031.4%
20Colorite Specialty ResinsBurlingtonNJ12,1481.4%
21Borden Chemicals & Plastics Operating L.P.AddisLA12,0731.4%
22Westlake PVC Corp.PaceFL11,5341.3%
23Georgia Duck & Cordage MillScottdaleGA10,7701.2%
24Union Carbide Corp. Texas City PlantTexas CityTX10,3501.2%
25Oxy Vinyls L.P.LouisvilleKY9,1301.0%
26Oxy Vinyls L.P. Deer Park-Vcm PlantDeer ParkTX8,9001.0%
27Dow Chemical Co. - Midland Ops.MidlandMI7,8000.9%
28Georgia Gulf Chemicals & Vinyls L.L.C.Oklahoma CityOK5,3000.6%
29Occidental Chemical Corp.GregoryTX3,8540.4%
30Dow Chemical Co. - Louisiana Div.PlaquemineLA3,4600.4%
31Certainteed Corp.WestlakeLA2,5000.3%
32PPG Inds. Inc.Lake CharlesLA2,4300.3%
33BF Goodrich Co. Louisville PlantLouisvilleKY2,4000.3%
34Condea Vista Lake Charles Chemical ComplexWestlakeLA2,3540.3%
35Poly Vinyl Co. Inc.Sheboygan FallsWI1,6500.2%
36Vonroll America Inc./ WtiEast LiverpoolOH1,0010.1%
37Geon Co.Avon LakeOH9850.1%
38Keysor-Century Corp.SaugusCA9200.1%
39Air Prods. & Chemicals Inc.Calvert CityKY8760.1%
40Du Pont Corpus Christi PlantGregoryTX5790.1%
41Vulcan Materials Co. Chemicals Div.GeismarLA433<0.1%
42North East Chemical Corp.ClevelandOH182<0.1%
43Union Carbide Corp. Taft/Star ComplexTaftLA73<0.1%
44Bayer Corp. Agriculture Div.Kansas CityMO56<0.1%
45Vulcan ChemicalsWichitaKS22<0.1%
46Chemtron Corp.AvonOH17<0.1%
47DBA GTC Intl.Bedford ParkIL16<0.1%
48Safety-Kleen (Roebuck) Inc.RoebuckSC7<0.1%
49Safety-Kleen (Bridgeport) Inc.BridgeportNJ6<0.1%
50Ross Incineration Services Inc.GraftonOH4<0.1%
51Safety-Kleen (Deer Park) Inc.Deer ParkTX1<0.1%
 1998 Total Vinyl Chloride Emissions (Pounds)884,427100%

last updated: march.27.2009

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