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Toxic 100 Air Polluters Index: 2004 report, based on 2002 data

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Largest corporations ranked by toxic score

Rank

Corporation

Toxic score
(pounds released
x toxicity x
population exposure)

Millions of
pounds of toxic
air releases

1

E. I. Du Pont de Nemours & Co.

475,482            

17.15                

2

United States Steel Corp.

359,681            

2.84                

3

ConocoPhillips

284,772            

8.04                

4

General Electric Co.

266,308            

4.46                

5

Eastman Kodak Co.

253,054            

 

5.09                

 

 

6

 

Exxon Mobil Corp.

 

247,699            

 

 

15.47                

 

 

7

 

Ford Motor Co.

 

244,782            

 

 

9.67                

 

 

8

 

The EPA has confirmed that Tyson Foods, previously ranked at number eight among the Toxic 100, has submitted data revising its 2002 TRI reporting. Based on the revision, Tyson Foods is no longer ranked among the Toxic 100. The next edition of the Toxic 100 will reflect the most current information from the EPA.              

 

9

 

Alcoa Inc.

 

193,034            

 

 

9.88                

 

 

10

 

Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM)

 

191,367            

 

 

12.40                

 

 

11

 

The Dow Chemical Co.

 

157,237            

 

 

14.07                

 

 

12

 

Eastman Chemical Co., Inc.

 

154,570            

 

 

8.91                

 

 

13

 

The Boeing Co.

 

152,426            

 

 

1.26                

 

 

14

 

Nucor Corp.

 

152,421            

 

 

0.76                

 

 

15

 

Georgia-Pacific Corp.

 

148,277            

 

 

22.72                

 

 

16

 

AK Steel Holding Corp.

 

133,591            

 

 

0.33                

 

 

17

 

Northrop Grumman Corp.

 

125,214            

 

 

0.52                

 

 

18

 

Deere & Co.

 

120,050            

 

 

0.41                

 

 

19

 

Dominion Resources Inc.

 

117,712            

 

 

15.15                

 

 

20

 

General Motors Corp.

 

114,235            

 

 

12.77                

 

 

21

 

Delphi Corp.

 

110,565            

 

 

0.38                

 

 

22

 

Tesoro Corp.

 

109,182            

 

 

3.74                

 

 

23

 

Phelps Dodge Corp.

 

107,877            

 

 

3.64                

 

 

24

 

Temple-Inland Inc.

 

103,730            

 

 

7.53                

 

 

25

 

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.

 

98,700            

 

 

4.16                

 

 

26

 

Allegheny Technologies Inc.

 

95,700            

 

 

0.59                

 

 

27

 

International Paper Co.

 

95,277            

 

 

35.07                

 

 

28

 

Valero Energy Corp.

 

80,204            

 

 

3.36                

 

 

29

 

Progress Energy Inc.

 

75,868            

 

 

38.96                

 

 

30

 

Kerr-McGee Corp.

 

72,366            

 

 

0.84                

 

 

31

 

Danaher Corp.

 

67,834            

 

 

0.16                

 

 

32

 

Engelhard Corp.

 

63,539            

 

 

3.17                

 

 

33

 

Constellation Energy Group Inc.

 

63,410            

 

 

15.67                

 

 

34

 

Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

 

60,844            

 

 

8.17                

 

 

35

 

American Electric Power

 

59,810            

 

 

87.90                

 

 

36

 

Reliant Energy Inc.

 

58,235            

 

 

34.67                

 

 

37

 

Teco Energy Inc.

 

57,759            

 

 

11.54                

 

 

38

 

Becton, Dickinson & Co.

 

55,353            

 

 

0.64                

 

 

39

 

Premcor Inc.

 

54,952            

 

 

1.11                

 

 

40

 

Anheuser-Busch Cos., Inc.

 

54,613            

 

 

2.21                

 

 

41

 

Tyco International Ltd.

 

53,538            

 

 

1.38                

 

 

42

 

Weyerhaeuser Co.

 

53,064            

 

 

17.83                

 

 

43

 

United Technologies Corp. (UTC)

 

51,289            

 

 

0.43                

 

 

44

 

Honeywell International Inc.

 

50,575            

 

 

9.50                

 

 

45

 

Owens Corning

 

49,711            

 

 

5.93                

 

 

46

 

Duke Energy Corp.

 

48,707            

 

 

36.60                

 

 

47

 

Occidental Petroleum Co.

 

44,761            

 

 

1.20                

 

 

48

 

Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. (PSEG)

 

44,462            

 

 

5.89                

 

 

49

 

Cinergy Corp.

 

44,448            

 

 

29.19                

 

 

50

 

Ashland Inc.

 

41,157            

 

 

0.24                

 

 

51

 

The AES Corp.

 

40,085            

 

 

6.43                

 

 

52

 

Procter & Gamble Co.

 

39,560            

 

 

0.35                

 

 

53

 

Lyondell Chemical Co.

 

38,843            

 

 

8.88                

 

 

54

 

Leggett & Platt Inc.

 

38,797            

 

 

0.15                

 

 

55

 

Sunoco Inc.

 

37,446            

 

 

1.72                

 

 

56

 

Emerson Electric Co.

 

36,273            

 

 

0.32                

 

 

57

 

MeadWestvaco Corp.

 

35,886            

 

 

14.00                

 

 

58

 

FirstEnergy Corp.

 

35,006            

 

 

21.65                

 

 

59

 

Ball Corp.

 

34,226            

 

 

4.57                

 

 

60

 

Textron Inc.

 

32,957            

 

 

0.61                

 

 

61

 

Rowan Cos. Inc.

 

30,634            

 

 

0.06                

 

 

62

 

Smurfit-Stone Container Corp.

 

30,570            

 

 

17.52                

 

 

63

 

Mirant Corp.

 

30,559            

 

 

19.39                

 

 

64

 

Chevron Corp.

 

30,457            

 

 

3.27                

 

 

65

 

Southern Co.

 

30,384            

 

 

80.81                

 

 

66

 

ArvinMeritor Inc.

 

27,937            

 

 

0.74                

 

 

67

 

Lear Corp.

 

27,627            

 

 

0.29                

 

 

68

 

Visteon Corp.

 

27,187            

 

 

0.80                

 

 

69

 

Monsanto Co.

 

25,548            

 

 

0.61                

 

 

70

 

3M Co.

 

25,478            

 

 

4.75                

 

 

71

 

Xcel Energy Inc.

 

25,442            

 

 

9.68                

 

 

72

 

Crown Holdings Inc.

 

23,345            

 

 

3.46                

 

 

73

 

Rohm & Haas Co.

 

22,934            

 

 

1.50                

 

 

74

 

Federal-Mogul Corp.

 

22,903            

 

 

0.35                

 

 

75

 

PPG Industries Inc.

 

22,523            

 

 

2.16                

 

 

76

 

Great Lakes Chemical Corp.

 

21,808            

 

 

0.60                

 

 

77

 

ICI American Holdings Inc.

 

21,677            

 

 

1.60                

 

 

78

 

Corning Inc.

 

21,041            

 

 

0.08                

 

 

79

 

El Paso Corp.

 

21,021            

 

 

1.72                

 

 

80

 

Heartland Industrial Partners LP

 

20,625            

 

 

1.22                

 

 

81

 

Amerada Hess Corp.

 

17,948            

 

 

0.27                

 

 

82

 

Allegheny Energy Inc.

 

17,689            

 

 

22.01                

 

 

83

 

Exelon Corp.

 

17,599            

 

 

0.60                

 

 

84

 

Marathon Oil Co.

 

17,340            

 

 

1.27                

 

 

85

 

Goodrich Corp.

 

17,075            

 

 

0.26                

 

 

86

 

Armstrong Holdings Inc.

 

16,478            

 

 

0.90                

 

 

87

 

The Shaw Group Inc.

 

15,895            

 

 

0.06                

 

 

88

 

Praxair Inc.

 

15,846            

 

 

0.14                

 

 

89

 

Pfizer Inc.

 

14,791            

 

 

0.66                

 

 

90

 

Brunswick Corp.

 

13,574            

 

 

3.02                

 

 

91

 

Ameren Corp.

 

13,406            

 

 

15.91                

 

 

92

 

Dana Corp.

 

12,906            

 

 

0.38                

 

 

93

 

Altria Group Inc.

 

12,760            

 

 

2.24                

 

 

94

 

Hercules Inc.

 

12,322            

 

 

1.48                

 

 

95

 

The Stanley Works

 

12,306            

 

 

0.20                

 

 

96

 

Kimberly-Clark Corp.

 

11,817            

 

 

0.66                

 

 

97

 

Harley-Davidson Inc.

 

11,564            

 

 

0.06                

 

 

98

 

Mohawk Industries Inc.

 

11,115            

 

 

0.47                

 

 

99

 

Plum Creek Timber Co. L.P.

 

10,955            

 

 

0.71                

 

 

100

 

Illinois Tool Works Inc.

 

10,764            

 

 

0.86                

 

Explanatory notes:

 

  • Toxic score: Pounds of air releases reported in the US Environmental Protection Agency's Toxics Release Inventory for the year 2002, weighted by toxicity of chemicals and number of people impacted. Weights are from the EPA's Risk-Screening Environmental Indicators project.

 

  • Quantity of toxic air releases: Millions of pounds of toxic chemicals released, without weighting for toxicity or population.

 

  • Coverage: This table presents the highest toxic scores for corporations that appear on the Fortune 500, Forbes 500, and/or Standard & Poor's 500 lists in the year 2003. Individual facilities are assigned to corporate parents on the basis of the most current information on the ownership structure.