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Toxic 100 Air Polluters

August 2013
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Toxic 100 Rank

Corporation

Toxic score
(pounds released
x toxicity x
population exposure)

Millions of
pounds of toxic
air releases

Millions of
pounds of toxic
incineration transfers

EJ: Poor Share

EJ: Minority Share

Precision Castparts Corporation, previously ranked at number one among the Toxic 100, has submitted data to US EPA revising its 2010 TRI reporting. Based on the pounds revisions, Precision Castparts ranks 10th on the Toxic 100. Furthermore, Precision Castparts undertook testing of the share of hexavalent chromium in its total chromium releases. With facility-specific data on the hexavalent chromium share replacing US EPA's estimates, Precision Castparts ranks 20th on the Toxic 100. Precision Castparts indicates that its cobalt and nickel releases are in forms (elemental and specific compounds) that are less toxic than those assumed by EPA's RSEI model. The next edition of the Toxic 100 will reflect the most current information.

1

E.I. du Pont de Nemours

7,086,303

10.94

22.01

21.4%

59.9%

Biomet, Inc., previously ranked at number three among the Toxic 100, has submitted data to the U.S. E.P.A. revising its 2010 TRI reporting. Based on the revision, Biomet, Inc., is ranked 71st on the Toxic 100 with a RSEI Score of 208,173. The next edition of the Toxic 100 will reflect the most current information from the E.P.A.

2

Bayer Group

5,257,823

0.67

8.10

9.2%

41.7%

3

Dow Chemical Co.

4,363,312

6.05

7.60

19.2%

38.1%

4

ExxonMobil

3,213,993

9.82

0.81

27.4%

74.0%

5

BASF

2,989,289

5.49

3.71

20.0%

28.7%

6

LyondellBasell Industries

2,954,294

5.17

2.74

15.4%

72.4%

7

Renco Group

2,803,506

5.84

0.01

11.0%

19.5%

8

General Electric Co.

2,607,036

0.20

0.07

16.0%

50.2%

9

Ineos Group

2,399,202

2.46

0.81

17.3%

31.5%

10

Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG)

1,700,682

1.33

0.00

16.3%

61.5%

11

Phillips 66 Co.

1,387,682

4.80

0.04

17.3%

63.8%

In May 2012, ConocoPhillips, previously ranked among the Toxic 100, separated its downstream business to create a new, publicly traded company known as Phillips 66.  In connection with this separation, downstream assets (such as refineries and terminals) and liabilities were transferred to Phillips 66. The assets listed are no longer owned or operated by ConocoPhillips.

12

Eastman Chemical Co.

1,378,348

5.43

0.03

21.5%

20.8%

13

Koch Industries

1,237,328

31.10

5.91

19.1%

47.9%

14

Rio Tinto PLC

1,190,964

0.12

0.00

10.2%

27.0%

15

Praxair Inc.

1,177,412

0.15

0.00

20.5%

44.7%

16

Energy Transfer Partners

1,170,881

1.64

0.03

24.4%

55.1%

17

Tenneco Inc.

1,166,498

0.02

0.01

16.9%

24.7%

18

Allegheny Technologies

1,066,585

1.01

0.00

15.0%

12.1%

19

Occidental Petroleum Co.

1,040,195

1.01

7.70

16.5%

57.7%

20

Precision Castparts

1,034,186

0.08

0.06

14.8%

46.2%

21

Joy Global Inc

1,028,600

0.09

0.00

12.3%

17.5%

22

Sony Corp.

975,378

0.02

0.00

9.1%

21.4%

23

Honeywell International

953,990

4.62

2.75

19.6%

50.2%

24

BP

940,518

3.78

4.31

17.5%

45.5%

25

Alliant Techsystems Inc.

891,741

0.80

0.04

17.5%

11.5%

26

Alcoa Inc.

890,145

5.98

0.13

12.8%

29.3%

27

American Electric Power

886,420

32.51

0.00

14.4%

6.8%

28

PPG Industries Inc.

829,402

1.82

1.34

13.9%

22.6%

29

United States Steel Corp.

819,051

2.30

1.64

23.4%

44.9%

30

Huntsman Corp.

791,949

0.59

11.37

14.7%

32.0%

31

ArcelorMittal

789,617

0.78

0.10

21.7%

42.7%

32

Saint-Gobain Corp.

762,403

1.79

0.05

23.6%

53.3%

33

United Technologies Corp. (UTC)

735,352

0.12

0.01

19.5%

48.0%

34

Owens Corning

732,412

1.55

0.00

15.1%

50.0%

35

Royal Dutch Shell

699,441

2.15

2.56

16.5%

56.2%

36

Halliburton

697,821

0.00

0.00

9.0%

39.7%

37

Eastman Kodak Co.

678,227

1.51

3.77

17.7%

37.1%

38

Berkshire Hathaway

603,656

4.09

0.16

12.7%

41.0%

39

Air Products & Chemicals

541,017

0.69

1.07

20.0%

59.4%

40

ThyssenKrupp Group

537,333

0.27

0.00

20.9%

43.4%

41

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold

532,777

4.50

0.00

21.7%

49.7%

42

Chevron Corp.

471,515

2.95

0.13

19.1%

69.8%

43

Ashland Inc.

465,225

2.03

0.22

17.3%

45.6%

44

AES Corp.

459,395

6.95

0.00

33.7%

65.6%

45

FirstEnergy Corp.

447,807

19.34

0.00

13.6%

13.8%

46

Valero Energy Corp.

434,878

2.96

0.04

22.1%

68.3%

47

Textron Inc.

424,856

0.10

0.02

21.1%

58.3%

48

Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM)

414,557

8.50

0.00

18.1%

20.1%

49

Henkel Group

397,112

0.07

0.00

22.3%

45.9%

50

SPX Corp.

369,651

0.02

0.00

10.2%

38.6%

51

Formosa Petrochemical Corp.

359,595

1.65

0.02

25.8%

64.9%

52

Duke Energy

356,168

37.50

0.00

14.1%

24.7%

53

Cargill

351,738

3.54

0.02

21.2%

41.3%

54

PPL Corp.

313,124

14.24

0.00

14.4%

21.0%

55

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.

306,824

1.36

0.00

23.2%

64.2%

56

Cameron International Corp.

301,466

0.01

0.00

16.9%

26.7%

57

Shaw Group

287,026

0.04

0.00

19.0%

37.2%

58

DTE Energy

283,109

10.52

0.21

22.6%

42.9%

59

Emerson Electric

282,199

0.02

0.00

10.4%

30.7%

60

Schlumberger

279,015

0.03

0.02

24.5%

77.3%

61

AK Steel Holding

277,446

0.22

0.00

16.6%

20.6%

62

SAS Global Corp.

273,376

0.00

0.00

26.0%

51.5%

63

Petrobras

269,520

0.50

0.00

24.1%

80.9%

64

Celanese Corp.

248,372

0.97

20.92

13.6%

51.6%

65

PDVSA (Petroleos de Venezuela S.A.)

241,826

0.85

0.00

24.1%

63.0%

66

Southern Co.

237,684

22.08

0.00

14.4%

40.8%

67

Marathon Petroleum Corp.

225,194

1.44

0.02

24.0%

42.3%

68

Rowan Companies Inc

224,475

0.04

0.00

23.6%

65.3%

69

Nucor Corp.

219,318

0.26

0.00

18.4%

29.1%

70

Tesoro Corp.

212,769

1.66

0.01

16.8%

71.8%

71

Biomet, Inc.

208,173

0.00

0.00

13.0%

49.8%

72

Drummond Co. Inc.

206,254

0.07

0.00

33.0%

77.3%

73

Dover Corp.

205,312

0.03

0.00

18.1%

41.3%

74

General Motors Corp.

197,885

2.95

0.00

19.8%

55.0%

75

Exelon Corp.

193,356

2.40

0.00

14.3%

42.7%

76

Weyerhaeuser Co.

191,239

5.15

0.00

26.5%

23.5%

77

Targa Resources LLC

187,369

0.42

0.16

24.0%

81.5%

78

Boeing Co.

186,133

0.21

0.03

14.5%

36.9%

79

Fujifilm Holdings

184,599

0.05

0.02

23.4%

11.0%

80

Saudi Basic Industries (SABIC)

170,864

2.67

6.51

12.8%

9.8%

81

Ford Motor Co.

169,967

2.67

0.00

16.0%

30.7%

82

Commercial Metals, Inc.

166,856

0.04

0.00

22.2%

51.5%

83

Dominion Resources Inc.

164,155

11.83

0.00

11.9%

40.3%

84

Oxbow

161,802

1.33

0.00

10.5%

43.2%

85

Caterpillar Inc.

148,644

0.62

0.00

14.1%

48.9%

86

Monsanto Co.

145,993

0.51

0.21

13.8%

28.6%

87

Becton, Dickinson & Co.

132,619

0.08

0.00

8.1%

21.4%

88

International Paper Co.

131,709

35.18

0.00

19.2%

40.2%

89

3M Co.

125,315

2.34

8.63

13.4%

36.1%

90

Danaher Corp.

125,104

0.03

0.00

17.3%

47.7%

91

Kohler Co.

123,835

0.53

0.00

12.0%

22.1%

92

National Oilwell Varco

123,777

0.26

0.00

21.4%

65.7%

93

C.R. Bard, Inc.

115,977

0.31

0.00

15.4%

42.8%

94

HeidelbergCement Group

105,145

0.43

0.00

11.4%

29.7%

95

Eaton Corp.

98,129

0.05

0.00

17.4%

29.5%

96

HollyFrontier Corp.

97,558

1.16

0.03

19.1%

32.1%

97

Rolls-Royce PLC

95,573

0.05

0.00

24.9%

45.1%

98

Robert Bosch GmbH

91,971

0.00

0.00

11.2%

27.7%

99

Hess Corp.

89,830

0.16

0.00

17.6%

56.5%

100

Newell Rubbermaid Co.

84,553

0.00

0.00

10.5%

27.7%

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

Toxic score: Population health risk from air releases and incineration transfers reported to the US Environmental Protection Agency's Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) for the 2010 Reporting Year, as computed by the US EPA's Risk-Screening Environmental Indicators (RSEI ver. 2.3.1) from quantity released, toxicity of chemicals, and population exposure. Data are adjusted by the Corporate Toxics Information Project for subsequent revisions to TRI data.
Source: US EPA and Corporate Toxics Information Project (CTIP).

Quantity of toxic air releases and incineration transfers: Millions of pounds of toxic chemicals released to the air on-site or transferred off-site for incineration in the TRI 2010 Reporting Year, without adjustment for toxicity or population exposure. 
Source: US EPA.


Environmental Justice (EJ): Poor Share and Minority Share: Shares of the total population health risk borne by people living below the poverty line or by people in minority racial/ethnic groups. In the U.S. population, 12.9 percent live below the poverty line and 31.8 percent are members of minority racial/ethnic groups. 
Sources: US EPA, US Census, and CTIP.


Coverage: This table presents the highest toxic-score companies that appear on current Forbes, Fortune, and Standard & Poor's large company lists. Individual facilities are assigned to corporate parents on the basis of the most current information on the ownership structure. 
Source: CTIP.