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Toxic 100 Air Polluters Index: 2012 Report, Based on 2007 data

These are not the most recent data available. For current rankings, please go to the Toxic 100 home page.

Largest corporations ranked by toxic score 

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

1

Bayer Group

73,120,229

0.78

9.38

9.2%

35.9%

2

The EPA has confirmed that Textron Inc., previously ranked at number two among the Toxic 100, has submitted data revising its 2007 TRI reporting. Based on the revision, Textron is no longer ranked among the Toxic 100. The next edition of the Toxic 100 will reflect the most current information from the EPA.   

3

General Electric Co.

6,819,017

0.41

0.12

12.8%

44.4%

4

Precision Castparts

5,735,957

0.09

0.00

11.4%

17.8%

5

Koch Industries

3,800,731

31.45

1.91

13.5%

33.7%

6

SPX Corp.

3,793,370

0.03

0.00

10.3%

53.1%

7

Dow Chemical Co.

3,765,883

12.02

8.97

11.6%

40.0%

8

ExxonMobil

3,520,801

10.29

0.16

22.4%

69.1%

9

BASF

3,113,870

5.45

4.62

12.4%

23.1%

10

Northrop Grumman Corp.

2,854,685

0.30

0.07

15.7%

39.9%

11

Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG)

2,483,183

4.58

0.00

14.2%

54.8%

12

Sony Corp.

2,441,037

0.08

0.00

7.6%

16.7%

13

LyondellBasell Industries

2,264,645

7.96

2.81

14.8%

58.4%

14

Biomet, Inc.

2,248,908

0.00

0.00

11.4%

45.9%

15

Owens Corning

2,103,022

4.89

0.00

10.9%

24.1%

16

Berkshire Hathaway

2,002,918

7.74

0.08

9.7%

25.5%

17

Honeywell International

1,928,884

5.06

0.49

17.7%

53.9%

18

Eastman Kodak Co.

1,842,543

1.84

3.78

14.5%

31.8%

19

Ineos

1,810,163

2.90

0.77

11.6%

21.6%

20

Alcoa Inc.

1,682,471

10.81

0.18

8.7%

24.1%

21

Cameron International Corp.

1,669,915

0.02

0.00

13.0%

22.1%

22

Suncor Energy Inc.

1,599,390

0.08

0.00

9.6%

45.0%

23

Air Products & Chemicals

1,531,543

0.93

1.75

16.6%

53.7%

24

American Electric Power

1,502,950

75.98

0.00

11.7%

12.7%

25

General Dynamics

1,467,624

0.36

0.06

7.5%

47.6%

26

Eastman Chemical Co.

1,428,868

5.52

0.11

14.7%

17.3%

27

ConocoPhillips

1,409,167

5.50

0.05

15.3%

56.0%

28

BP

1,368,333

4.75

6.78

14.4%

48.6%

29

Royal Dutch Shell

1,311,422

4.38

1.94

11.5%

44.0%

30

Praxair Inc.

1,279,405

0.11

0.00

11.7%

36.3%

31

Saint-Gobain Corp.

1,242,666

1.95

0.08

16.7%

43.7%

32

Sunoco

1,127,605

3.50

0.15

17.3%

43.9%

33

United States Steel Corp.

1,077,770

2.30

0.60

15.4%

41.0%

34

Allegheny Technologies

983,309

1.28

0.00

11.9%

8.1%

35

Shaw Group

916,516

0.17

0.00

10.2%

23.6%

36

E.I. du Pont de Nemours

870,346

13.75

20.44

12.7%

38.6%

37

Alliant Techsystems Inc.

860,281

1.84

0.09

18.0%

10.1%

38

United Technologies Corp. (UTC)

844,038

0.05

0.00

9.1%

31.7%

39

Valero Energy Corp.

831,022

4.10

0.24

18.4%

69.3%

40

Emerson Electric

826,884

0.11

0.00

7.8%

28.8%

41

Nucor Corp.

824,281

0.59

0.00

16.6%

42.0%

42

Chevron Corp.

813,376

3.59

0.09

17.4%

68.0%

43

Pfizer Inc.

788,149

0.22

10.32

9.6%

19.7%

44

Occidental Petroleum Co.

749,673

0.78

7.75

12.1%

46.9%

45

ArcelorMittal

740,641

1.07

0.00

17.3%

50.7%

46

Stanley Black & Decker

731,247

0.19

0.00

8.6%

28.0%

47

PPG Industries Inc.

727,703

1.94

0.83

9.5%

22.2%

48

Lubrizol Corp.

696,825

0.11

0.06

5.1%

12.0%

49

AK Steel Holding

647,441

0.37

0.00

14.3%

6.7%

50

Joy Global Inc

610,633

0.04

0.00

10.2%

15.2%

51

Marathon Oil Corp.

554,192

1.67

0.27

10.4%

25.7%

52

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.

554,118

2.16

0.03

17.1%

54.5%

53

Ashland Inc.

553,904

2.09

0.41

11.5%

35.4%

54

Rio Tinto PLC

552,685

0.17

0.00

7.1%

20.5%

55

Duke Energy

549,738

59.58

0.00

9.7%

22.3%

56

Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM)

533,331

10.55

0.00

15.4%

25.5%

57

Akzo Nobel

520,928

0.49

0.28

17.8%

58.9%

58

Henkel Group

510,180

0.16

0.00

13.4%

33.5%

59

Mitsubishi Chemical

484,227

0.43

0.03

10.3%

24.1%

60

Huntsman Corp.

481,134

0.53

5.24

10.5%

30.3%

61

ITT Industries Inc.

478,432

0.05

0.00

7.5%

31.4%

62

Tyco International Ltd.

474,766

0.03

0.00

2.6%

24.0%

63

Masco Corp.

457,079

1.90

0.28

12.9%

3.3%

64

Boeing Co.

449,252

0.25

0.03

10.8%

25.3%

65

General Motors Corp.

425,310

5.63

0.01

16.7%

39.5%

66

Exelon Corp.

418,889

0.33

0.00

12.8%

37.1%

67

Stryker Corp.

418,346

0.00

0.03

9.5%

33.9%

68

Southern Co.

398,429

74.43

0.00

10.8%

36.2%

69

Tenneco Inc.

371,049

0.00

0.00

8.1%

18.6%

70

Constellation Energy

364,464

20.99

0.00

9.5%

41.0%

71

Progress Energy Inc.

353,130

38.39

0.00

10.1%

23.9%

72

Weyerhaeuser Co.

330,027

7.66

0.00

20.7%

18.2%

73

Siemens AG

320,458

0.15

0.00

10.3%

29.1%

74

Celanese Corp.

306,438

2.08

19.86

10.1%

42.8%

75

Kohler Co.

298,962

0.81

0.00

6.8%

14.7%

76

Corning Inc.

298,400

0.40

1.55

10.9%

13.7%

77

Saudi Basic Industries (SABIC)

291,632

1.95

16.87

9.3%

9.5%

78

Pepco Holdings Inc.

290,645

2.32

0.00

11.9%

39.0%

79

Formosa Petrochemical Corp.

289,278

1.41

0.08

20.6%

63.5%

80

Ford Motor Co.

286,985

3.84

0.01

10.9%

26.0%

81

DTE Energy

286,124

20.07

0.07

14.4%

36.9%

82

Cargill

284,516

4.48

0.00

18.3%

53.4%

83

Rowan Companies Inc

284,378

0.22

0.00

20.9%

55.1%

84

FirstEnergy

263,997

14.68

0.00

9.8%

14.1%

85

PDVSA (Petroleos de Venezuela S.A.)

254,020

1.88

0.07

11.5%

38.8%

86

Tesoro Corp.

253,819

3.19

0.04

17.3%

69.2%

87

Goodrich Corp.

248,427

0.11

0.03

13.1%

44.2%

88

Barrick Gold Corp.

244,530

0.44

0.00

3.5%

33.2%

89

3M Co.

241,939

2.22

9.11

10.2%

33.1%

90

AES Corp.

231,025

8.73

0.00

10.6%

20.3%

91

Dominion Resources Inc.

227,919

15.03

0.00

10.0%

33.7%

92

Renco Group

223,570

4.76

0.00

9.3%

11.0%

93

E.ON

220,262

16.77

0.00

11.2%

20.3%

94

Drummond Co. Inc.

204,125

0.07

0.00

22.4%

68.7%

95

International Paper Co.

200,577

35.81

0.00

17.6%

43.0%

96

Dover Corp.

196,699

0.04

0.00

14.0%

30.5%

97

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold

188,690

4.70

0.00

11.1%

54.5%

98

Halliburton

183,986

0.00

0.00

7.4%

46.3%

99

C.R. Bard, Inc.

176,836

0.28

0.00

8.5%

52.3%

100

JELD-WEN Inc.

172,484

0.41

0.01

12.9%

10.8%

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 2007 Reporting Year, as computed by the US EPA's Risk-Screening Environmental Indicators (RSEI ver. 2.3.0) 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 2007 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 2000, 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.

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