Toxic 100 Water Polluters Index: (2016 Report, Based on 2014 Data)

Toxic 100
Water Rank
Corporation RSEI hazard
(pounds released
x toxicity)
Toxics released
directly to surface water
(millions of pounds)
Toxics transferred
to POTW sewage treatment
(millions of pounds)
Toxics released to
surface water directly
or post-treatment
(millions of pounds)
1 Dow Chemical 36,386,432,022 1.18 15.12 2.47
2 American Electric Power 13,763,091,648 0.18 0.00 0.18
3 AES Corp. 6,924,628,167 0.08 0.00 0.08
4 Honeywell International 6,886,073,364 0.34 1.55 0.47
5 Southern Company 6,468,521,622 0.16 0.00 0.16
6 Duke Energy 4,729,061,967 0.16 0.00 0.16
7 Eastman Chemical 4,116,806,633 2.50 5.37 2.59
8 PPL Corp. 4,000,586,572 0.12 0.00 0.12
9 DTE Energy 2,836,077,592 0.05 0.00 0.05
10 ArcelorMittal 2,792,035,005 0.28 0.06 0.28
11 Koch Industries 2,442,635,243 7.12 0.67 7.17
12 General Electric 2,163,074,618 0.02 2.19 0.14
13 NRG Energy 2,115,931,347 0.21 0.00 0.21
14 BASF 2,083,126,819 7.74 2.42 7.99
15 LyondellBasell Industries 1,588,818,989 0.01 2.41 0.31
16 Celanese 1,392,616,214 0.10 6.71 0.63
17 Exxon Mobil 1,380,753,585 3.05 0.30 3.10
18 Rio Tinto 1,318,375,544 0.01 0.00 0.01
19 AK Steel 1,228,499,852 22.62 0.03 22.63
20 Harley-Davidson 1,202,662,951 0.00 0.02 0.01
21 Chemours 1,162,878,031 2.73 0.34 2.82
22 Berkshire Hathaway 1,038,145,298 0.08 2.22 0.17
23 United States Steel 965,896,941 7.21 0.00 7.22
24 Alcoa 874,244,113 0.07 0.34 0.07
25 Scana 831,696,864 0.08 0.00 0.08
26 Chevron 817,459,859 1.96 0.02 1.96
27 FirstEnergy 773,597,297 0.05 0.00 0.05
28 International Paper 717,650,318 4.15 0.03 4.15
29 Weyerhaeuser 627,561,181 0.49 0.00 0.49
30 NiSource 585,614,766 0.06 0.00 0.06
31 Renco 426,462,757 0.06 0.00 0.06
32 Domtar 341,607,137 0.87 0.00 0.87
33 Dominion Resources 341,572,882 0.11 0.00 0.11
34 Marathon Petroleum 331,912,380 0.54 0.25 0.57
35 Deere 289,601,108 0.02 0.08 0.02
36 JBS 274,115,290 6.90 1.84 7.02
37 DuPont 235,735,994 1.62 0.88 1.78
38 Huntington Ingalls Industries 214,385,935 0.01 0.00 0.01
39 BP 195,652,545 0.93 0.00 0.94
40 Phillips 66 193,764,783 4.84 0.58 4.89
41 General Motors 187,287,046 0.01 0.69 0.04
42 Nucor 177,471,572 0.01 0.00 0.01
43 Sasol 163,848,130 0.01 0.00 0.01
44 SCIENTIFIC DESIGN CO INC 160,546,712 0.38 0.00 0.38
45 Cabot 154,021,006 0.00 0.00 0.00
46 Cargill 145,477,101 8.13 0.14 8.15
47 Entergy 125,642,004 0.02 0.00 0.02
48 Occidental Petroleum 102,237,860 0.16 0.17 0.22
49 Mitsubishi Group 92,107,163 0.00 0.30 0.00
50 Valero Energy 90,625,947 3.01 0.15 3.03
51 Newell Brands 88,915,631 0.00 0.00 0.00
52 Leucadia National 88,622,571 0.00 0.31 0.12
53 Guardian Industries 81,321,647 0.17 0.48 0.17
54 Newmont Mining 78,460,178 0.00 0.00 0.00
55 Tyson Foods 78,296,995 20.86 0.20 20.93
56 Huntsman 75,709,266 0.27 0.14 0.30
57 Archer Daniels Midland 72,739,364 0.04 0.76 0.08
58 Macquarie 71,344,203 0.02 0.00 0.02
59 Tesoro 70,157,656 0.04 0.42 0.09
60 Ashland Inc. 61,026,996 0.06 15.46 0.59
61 Tenneco 54,875,660 0.00 0.00 0.00
62 Flex-N-Gate 53,142,744 0.00 0.15 0.01
63 Ingredion 50,271,238 0.00 1.96 0.30
64 Pfizer 48,535,830 0.00 1.89 0.20
65 United Technologies 47,176,977 0.00 0.05 0.00
66 Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal 46,632,215 0.00 0.06 0.03
67 Invesco 43,523,750 0.00 0.00 0.00
68 Pentair 37,380,021 0.00 0.01 0.00
69 Textron 36,261,284 0.00 0.04 0.00
70 Allegion 34,901,192 0.00 0.00 0.00
71 HollyFrontier 33,010,138 0.27 0.01 0.27
72 Freeport-McMoRan 31,779,443 0.08 0.01 0.09
73 PepsiCo 31,158,856 0.05 0.53 0.06
74 HeidelbergCement 28,724,967 0.00 0.00 0.00
75 INFINEUM USA LP 27,405,658 1.07 0.00 1.07
76 Spirit Aerosystems Holdings Inc 26,453,992 0.00 0.07 0.00
77 Eaton 24,887,097 0.00 0.01 0.00
78 Bayer 24,706,501 1.13 1.09 1.22
79 Masco 24,020,503 0.00 0.00 0.00
80 Novartis 23,164,185 0.00 0.05 0.00
81 Intel 22,907,016 0.00 2.87 0.23
82 Caterpillar 20,149,341 0.03 0.00 0.03
83 Peter Kiewit & Sons 19,020,028 0.00 0.00 0.00
84 CMS Energy 18,557,256 0.01 0.00 0.01
85 Albemarle 18,312,809 0.00 0.27 0.04
86 Steel Dynamics 18,088,406 0.00 0.00 0.00
87 Koch Foods 17,746,505 2.03 0.12 2.03
88 Fortune Brands Home & Security 15,763,822 0.00 0.00 0.00
89 Syngenta 15,087,125 0.69 0.00 0.69
90 Emerson Electric 14,803,920 0.00 0.00 0.00
91 Deer Park Refining 14,445,161 0.68 0.00 0.68
92 3M Company 13,749,383 0.56 0.17 0.57
93 Johnson & Johnson 13,521,906 0.00 0.11 0.01
94 Roper Technologies 12,795,044 0.00 0.03 0.01
95 CF Industries 12,329,204 2.66 0.00 2.66
96 Becton Dickinson 12,205,113 0.00 0.28 0.00
97 Stanley Black & Decker 11,807,538 0.00 0.05 0.00
98 Icahn Enterprises 11,474,462 0.02 0.15 0.04
99 Henkel 11,137,837 0.00 0.17 0.01
100 Schlumberger 10,832,558 0.00 0.00 0.00

 

Explanatory notes (For details, see the technical notes).

RSEI Hazard: Pounds released directly to surface water plus estimated pounds released post-treatment multiplied by chemical-specific toxicity weights.  Sources: (1) pounds released and transferred: US EPA's Toxics Release Inventory, 2014; (2) toxicity weights and post-treatment release estimate: US EPA’s Risk Screening Environmental Indicators, version 2.3.4. For details, see Technical Notes.

Toxics released directly to surface water or transferred to sewage treatment: Millions of pounds of toxic chemicals released directly to water on-site at each TRI facility or transferred off-site to Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTWs) for sewage treatment, without weighting for toxicity. Source: U.S. EPA.

Toxics released to surface water: Millions of pounds of toxic chemical released directly to water on-site plus estimated post-treatment release to surface water from toxic chemicals transferred to Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTWs) for sewage treatment. Source: U.S. EPA.

Coverage: This table presents the highest RSEI Hazard score companies that appear on the Forbes Global 2000 list, 2016 ranking (first 500 companies only), the Forbes America’s Largest Private Companies list, 2016 ranking, the Fortune 500 list as of the end of 2015 (first 500 companies only), the Fortune Global 500 (made with data from fiscal years ending by March 2016), or the S&P 500 as of July 1 2016.  Individual facilities are assigned to corporate parents on the basis of the most current information on their ownership structure as of late 2016.   Source: CTIP.

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