Top 10 Vinyl Chloride Emitters in 2008

  • Westlake Vinyls Co.; Geismar, La.; 67,452 pounds released
  • Formosa Plastics Co.; Delaware City, Del.; 50,060 pounds released
  • Westlake PVC Corp.; Calvert City, Ky.; 29,849 pounds released
  • Shintech Plaquemine Plant; Plaquemine, La.; 26,900 pounds released
  • Polyone Corp.; Henry, Ill.; 21,900 pounds released
  • Georgia Gulf Chemicals & Vinyls LLC; Aberdeen, Miss.; 17,575 pounds released
  • Georgia Gulf Chemicals & Vinyls LLC; Plaquemine, La.; 17,400 pounds released
  • Westlake Vinyls Inc.; Calvert City, Ky.; 15,810 pounds released 
  • Oxy Vinyls LP Houston Operations Pasadena PVC Plant; Pasadena, Texas; 15,271 pounds released
  • Shintech Inc.; Freeport, Texas; 13674 pounds released 

Source: EPA’s Toxics Release Inventory