Thursday, March 22, 2007

Navajo Generating Station in Page among top 10 toxic dumpers in Arizona

Navajo Generating Station in Page among top 10 toxic dumpers in Arizona

Subject: EPA releases 2005 Arizona Toxics Release Inventory dataFor Immediate Release: March 22, 2007Contact: Wendy L. Chavez, (415) 947-4248, chavez.wendy@epa.gov

1. Phelps Dodge Miami, Inc. (Claypool, Gila County) with 26.7 millionpounds.2. ASARCO Inc. Ray Complex Hayden Smelter & Concentrator (Hayden,Gila County) with 14 million pounds.3. Phelps Dodge Morenci Inc. (Morenci, Greenlee County) with 5.4million pounds.4. Cholla Power Plant (Joseph City, Navajo County) with 3.4 millionpounds.5. Tucson Electric Power Co. Springerville Generating Station(Springerville, Apache County) with 2.4 million pounds.6. Phelps Dodge Sierrita Inc. (Green Valley, Pima County) with 2.3million pounds.7. Phelps Dodge Bagdad Inc. (Bagdad, Yavapai County) with 2.0 millionpounds.8. Navajo Generating Station (Page, Coconino County) with 1.7 millionpounds.9. ASARCO LLC Ray Operations Mine (Kearny, Pinal County) with 1.6million pounds.10. ASARCO Inc. Mission Complex (Sahuarita, Pima County) with 1.3million pounds. Fact sheets and additional information on the 2005 TRI data for Arizona are available at http://www.epa.gov/region09/toxic/tri/report/05/arizona.pdf. The following Web sites also provide useful information on TRI: http://www.epa.gov/triexplorer/ and http://www.epa.gov/enviro

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