2015 Reported releases from Port Townsend Paper Corporation

♦ Air-Water-Land (scroll down for detail reports) 2015

Air:

◊ TRI/Hazardous air pollutants — 506,920 pounds

◊ Criteria pollutants — 3,618,000 pounds

◊ Greenhouse gases — 1,145,386,000 pounds (yes! over 1 Billion pounds of GHGs annually)

Water: 82,384 pounds into Port Townsend Bay

Landfill, on-site: 28,928 pounds

Landfill, off-site: 4,070 pounds

Sludge from the ASB/”ponds”: so far unaccounted for!

EPA’s overview page: https://iaspub.epa.gov/triexplorer/tri_factsheet.factsheet?pzip=98368&pyear=2015&pParent=TRI&pDataSet=TRIQ1

 


Detail

2015 TRI/Toxic Release Inventory

SCROLL DOWN for Greenhouse Gas & Criteria pollutants.     PTPC may report additional pollution under other EPA or WA Dept of Ecology Programs.
Chart prepared by PT AirWatchers from WA Ecology & EPA online datasets
Port Townsend Paper Corporation 2015 TRI Emissions Cols G+H Cols I+J
(numbers are in Pounds) NOTE! NOTE! NOTE! NOTE!
———–AIR———— –WATER– –LAND– —OFF-SITE—
Row # Chemical Fugitive Air Emissions Point Source Air Emissions TOTAL AIR Surface Water Discharges Sub Total OnSite Landfill Total On-site Total Off-site Total Both On- and Off-site
1 ACETALDEHYDE 13,000 10,000 23,000 3,000 26,000 0 26,000 0 26,000
2 AMMONIA 250 72,000 72,250 30,000 102,250 0 102,250 12 102,262
3 CATECHOL 0 0 0 33 33 0 33 0 33
4 DIOXIN AND DIOXIN-LIKE COMPOUNDS ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** **
5 FORMALDEHYDE 23 9,000 9,023 360 9,383 0 9,383 2 9,385
6 HYDROCHLORIC ACID (1995 AND AFTER “ACID AEROSOLS” ONLY) 0 19,000 19,000 0 19,000 0 19,000 0 19,000
7 HYDROGEN SULFIDE 3,000 30,000 33,000 4,000 37,000 0 37,000 19 37,019
8 LEAD COMPOUNDS 0 90 90 81 171 2,900 3,071 85 3,156
9 MANGANESE COMPOUNDS 0 530 530 24,000 24,530 26,000 50,530 3,900 54,430
10 MERCURY 0 4 4 0 4 11 15 0 15
11 METHANOL 190,000 150,000 340,000 20,900 360,900 0 360,900 51 360,951
12 PHENOL 6 10,000 10,006 0 10,006 0 10,006 1 10,007
13 POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC COMPOUNDS 0 17 17 0 17 17 34 0 34
Total 206,279 300,641 506,920 82,374 589,294 28,928 618,222 4,070 622,292
^In 2015, Pounds of Pollutants to Air ^Too toxic to dump on-site, trucked “somewhere”
^In 2015, Pounds of Pollutants to WATER
^2015, Pounds of Ash and other process wastes.
Dioxins & dioxin-like chemicals are reported in GRAMS because of their EXTREME TOXICITY.
DIOXIN AND DIOXIN-LIKE COMPOUNDS -0- 0.32876 0.32876 -0- -0- 0.042 -0- 0.37076
*Data source: EPA TRI Explorer
Port Townsend Paper is the only TRI-reporting facility in zip code 98368, so a zipcode lookup can be used.
We believe that emissions from the ASB/aerated stabilization basin are “not yet” included in these reportings, based on communications with Ecology.
  The 35-acre production waste treatment basin is one of the top 3 identifiable sources of mill stink.
\/ CRITERIA POLLUTANTS \/
2015 Total TSP SO2 NOx VOC CO NH3
NAAQS=Criteria Pollutants Tons 1,809 439 44 489 45 756 36
Pounds 3,618,000 878,000 88,000 978,000 90,000 1,512,000 72,000
\/ GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS and CRITERIA POLLUTANTS \/
2015 Port Townsend Paper Corporation
Greenhouse Gas Emissions
http://ghgdata.epa.gov/ghgp/main.do
Total Facility Emissions in Metric Tons CO2e (already adjusted to CO2 equivalents at EPA site)
TOTAL =            1,145,386,000 POUNDS of GHGs in 2015
572,693 TONS
Carbon Dioxide CO2 66,373
Biogenic CO2 CO2 503,134
Methane CH4 578
Nitrous Oxide N2O 2,608
Types of Fuels Used Distillate Fuel Oil No. 2, Other Oil (>401 deg F), Wood and Wood Residuals (dry basis)
     “wood” includes Recycled cardboard rejects (plastic coatings, etc.), and waste from construction sites