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The Toxic 100: Top Corporate Air Polluters

This index identifies the top air polluters among corporations. The data come from the 2019 report from the Political Economy Research Institute.

RankCorporation
1.Huntsman
2.Boeing
3.LyondellBasell
4.DowDuPont
5.Celanese
6.Mitsui
7.BASF
8.Eastman Chemical
9.Royal Dutch Shell
10.Oshkosh Corp.
11.General Electric
12.TMS International
13.Berkshire Hathaway
14.Arconic
15.Daikin
16.Becton Dickinson
17.Koch Industries
18.Ashland Inc. 
19.Exxon Mobil
20.Rio Tinto
21.Whirlpool
22.National Oilwell Varco
23.Kennametal
24.Northrop Grumman
25.Occidental Petroleum
26.Freeport-McMoRan
27.Phillips 66
28.Nucor
29.Lincoln Electric Holdings
30.Albemarle
31.Veolia Environnement
32.Ametek
33.Marathon Petroleum
34.General Motors
35.Stepan
36.Valero Energy
37.Praxair
38.ArcelorMittal
39.PBF Energy
40.Chevron
41.United Technologies
42.Baxter International
43.United States Steel
44.Robert Bosch
45.Continental AG
46.Emerson Electric
47.Westlake Chemical
48.Tenneco
49.Allegheny Technologies
50.Edwards Lifesciences
51.O'Neal Industries
52.Medtronic
53.Ingredion
54.Lockheed Martin
55.Deere
56.American Electric Power
57.Carpenter Company
58.Total S.A.
59.TechnipFMC
60.Formosa Plastics
61.Huntington Ingalls Industries
62.Goodyear Tire & Rubber
63.Colfax
64.Cardinal Health
65.Komatsu
66.Targa Resources
67.3M Company
68.Trinity Industries
69.Eaton
70.Owens Corning
71.International Paper
72.Carlyle Group
73.Henkel
74.DTE Energy
75.Archer Daniels Midland
76.HeidelbergCement
77.Shin-Etsu Chemical
78.BP
79.Ecolab
80.SPX Flow
81.Caterpillar
82.Johnson & Johnson
83.Bayer
84.Medline Industries
85.Graphic Packaging
86.ABB Ltd.
87.Compass Group
88.Leggett & Platt
89.ChemChina
90.Olin
91.PPG Industries
92.Saint-Gobain
93.Cargill
94.AK Steel
95.Nissan Motor Company
96.Schlumberger
97.Apollo Global Management
98.Pemex
99.Parker-Hannifin
100.HollyFrontier

NOTE: The Toxic 100 index is based on air releases of hundreds of chemicals from industrial facilities across the United States. The rankings take into account not only the quantity of air releases, but the relative toxicity of chemicals, nearby populations, and factors such as prevailing winds and height of smokestacks. The data on chemical releases come from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) for the year 2007, the latest data available. The data listed above was released in Aug. 2019.

Source: The Toxic 100, Political Economy Research Institute (PERI), the University of Massachusetts.

 

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