U.S.’s Largest Polluters Accounting for 60,000 Tons of Airborne Toxic Emissions A Year

by Thinker
History now shows the actions of those who wanted to change the world for the better, and those who only wanted to profit from and enslave those that live there. Who can make changes and chooses not to in the name of greed and profits? Actions define the company, its owner and the operator. Is it good or bad for the environment? Do they care? Do you support companies without knowing anything about them? Best known for his controversial role as the American ambassador to South Vietnam from 1963 to 1967, Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. also served in a variety of other diplomatic positions as well as in the U.S. Senate during his long career in Republican politics. Born to a patrician New England family in 1902 (his grandfather had been a famous U.S.senator from Massachusetts). Cabot Corporation was founded by Godfrey Lowell Cabot in 1882 when he applied for a patent for a “carbon black making apparatus.” The company incorporated in the state of Delaware in 1960.
www.gwu.edu/~erpapers/mep/display…rpn-henlod
Cabot Corporation is a specialty chemicals and performance materials company headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. According to Jason Leopold in a Huffington Post article, Cabot was one of the U.S.’s largest polluters, accounting for 60,000 tons of airborne toxic emissions annually.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cabot_Corporation
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www.mcht.org/preserves/index.shtml
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  1. Mag corp in Utah is the biggest polluter in USA
    UTAH’S MAGCORP IS NATION’S WORST AIR POLLUTER, EPA SAYS
    By Lee Davidson, Washington Bureau Chief
    Just in time for Earth Day, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency told the world Thursday that the Utah plant of the Magnesium Corp. of America – formerly AMAX – is the nation’s worst air polluter.
    The EPA also said Utah skies receive the sixth most toxic chemicals from industrial pollution of any state – with 92 percent of it coming from Magcorp’s plant in Rowley, Tooele County, on the western shore of the Great Salt Lake.The information came in the EPA’s formal release of its second annual Toxic Release Inventory – containing estimates from industry on the amount of toxics they dump. Figures are for 1988.
    Special EPA computerized data given to congressmen Thursday said Magcorp emitted 110 million pounds of toxics. Magcorp spokesman Lee Brown said the company reported emitting 102 million pounds of chlorine gas – a 50 percent increase over the previous year because of increased production.
    That made it the nation’s worst single air polluter for the second straight year. Magcorp released almost three times as much as the second-worst air polluter, Tennessee Eastman Co. of Kingsport, Tenn., which emitted 40 million pounds.
    Magcorp’s pollution not only accounted for 92 percent of toxics released to Utah’s air but also for 73 percent of all toxics released to Utah’s overall environment of land, air and water.
    It was a major reason Utah ranked ninth in the amount of toxics released to its overall environment, besides ranking sixth in air pollution.
    “If the pollution from AMAX (Magcorp) were set aside, Utah would rank way low,” said Neil Taylor, emergency response manager for the State Division of Environmental Health.
    EPA figures show Utah had 135 million tons of toxics released to its environment.
    That included 119.41 million pounds to the air, 15.3 million to land, 255,653 to water and 900,304 transported to waste-storage facilities.
    The 135 million tons of toxics released to Utah’s environment in 1988 at first glance appears to be a whopping 46 percent less than the 248.9 million reported released to it in 1987.
    But Taylor said the big decrease came because of a change in the way Kennecott reports toxics caused by its mining operations.
    “It had been reporting everything that came from mining, milling, smelting and refining. But after talking with the EPA, they found they didn’t have to report all that. Now they only report wastes from refining and smelting,” he said.
    A company statement said the chlorine gas emitted is not dangerous in low concentrations, but in high concentrations is an irritant immediately noticed.

  2. Mag corp in Utah is the biggest polluter in USA
    UTAH’S MAGCORP IS NATION’S WORST AIR POLLUTER, EPA SAYS
    By Lee Davidson, Washington Bureau Chief
    Just in time for Earth Day, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency told the world Thursday that the Utah plant of the Magnesium Corp. of America – formerly AMAX – is the nation’s worst air polluter.
    The EPA also said Utah skies receive the sixth most toxic chemicals from industrial pollution of any state – with 92 percent of it coming from Magcorp’s plant in Rowley, Tooele County, on the western shore of the Great Salt Lake.The information came in the EPA’s formal release of its second annual Toxic Release Inventory – containing estimates from industry on the amount of toxics they dump. Figures are for 1988.
    Special EPA computerized data given to congressmen Thursday said Magcorp emitted 110 million pounds of toxics. Magcorp spokesman Lee Brown said the company reported emitting 102 million pounds of chlorine gas – a 50 percent increase over the previous year because of increased production.
    That made it the nation’s worst single air polluter for the second straight year. Magcorp released almost three times as much as the second-worst air polluter, Tennessee Eastman Co. of Kingsport, Tenn., which emitted 40 million pounds.
    Magcorp’s pollution not only accounted for 92 percent of toxics released to Utah’s air but also for 73 percent of all toxics released to Utah’s overall environment of land, air and water.
    It was a major reason Utah ranked ninth in the amount of toxics released to its overall environment, besides ranking sixth in air pollution.
    “If the pollution from AMAX (Magcorp) were set aside, Utah would rank way low,” said Neil Taylor, emergency response manager for the State Division of Environmental Health.
    EPA figures show Utah had 135 million tons of toxics released to its environment.
    That included 119.41 million pounds to the air, 15.3 million to land, 255,653 to water and 900,304 transported to waste-storage facilities.
    The 135 million tons of toxics released to Utah’s environment in 1988 at first glance appears to be a whopping 46 percent less than the 248.9 million reported released to it in 1987.
    But Taylor said the big decrease came because of a change in the way Kennecott reports toxics caused by its mining operations.
    “It had been reporting everything that came from mining, milling, smelting and refining. But after talking with the EPA, they found they didn’t have to report all that. Now they only report wastes from refining and smelting,” he said.
    A company statement said the chlorine gas emitted is not dangerous in low concentrations, but in high concentrations is an irritant immediately noticed.

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