The Toxic 100: Top Corporate Air Polluters in the United States, 2010

Updated August 5, 2020 | Infoplease Staff

This index identifies the top air polluters among corporations that appear in the Fortune 500, Forbes 500, and Standard & Poor's 500 lists of the country's largest firms.

1.Bayer Group
4.E.I. du Pont de Nemours
6.Steel Dynamics Inc.
7.Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM)
8.Ford Motor Co.
9.Eastman Kodak Co.
10.Koch Industries
12.Valero Energy Corp.
13.General Electric Co.
14.AK Steel Holding
15.Dow Chemical Co.
16.Alcoa Inc.
17.Duke Energy
19.United States Steel Corp.
20.Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG)
21.Precision Castparts
22.General Motors Corp.
23.Apollo Management
24.Nucor Corp.
26.Pfizer Inc.
27.Eastman Chemical Co.
28.Royal Dutch Shell
30.Constellation Energy
31.Honeywell International
32.Tesoro Corp.
33.Southern Co.
34.AES Corp.
35.Amsted Industries
36.PDVSA (Petroleos de Venezuela S.A.)
37.Hess Corp.
39.Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.
40.American Electric Power
42.Renco Group
43.Textron Inc.
44.Owens Corning
45.Corning Inc.
46.Rowan Companies Inc
47.International Paper Co.
48.LyondellBasell Industries
49.RRI Energy (Reliant Energy)
50.Allegheny Technologies
51.Dominion Resources Inc.
53.Chrysler Group LLC
54.Progress Energy Inc.
55.Ashland Inc.
56.Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold
57.Timken Co.
58.SPX Corp.
59.Sony Corp.
61.Occidental Petroleum Co.
62.HeidelbergCement Group
63.PPG Industries Inc.
64.Formosa Petrochemical Corp.
65.Ball Corp.
66.Air Products & Chemicals
68.Exelon Corp.
69.Edison International
70.DTE Energy
71.Panasonic Corp.
72.General Dynamics
73.Akzo Nobel
74.Suncor Energy Inc.
76.TECO Energy Inc.
77.National Grid
78.Masco Corp.
79.Syngenta AG
80.Marathon Oil Corp.
81.Berkshire Hathaway
82.Chevron Corp.
83.Lubrizol Corp.
84.Smurfit-Stone Container
85.Saint-Gobain Corp.
87.Crown Holdings Inc.
88.Evraz Group
89.ThyssenKrupp Group
90.Cabot Corp.
91.Domtar Corp.
92.Stanley Works
93.PPL Corp.
94.United Technologies Corp. (UTC)
95.MDU Resources Group
96.Caterpillar Inc.
97. Pepco Holdings Inc.
98.3M Co.
99.Ameren Corp.
100.Biomet, Inc.
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 2005, the latest data available. The data listed above was released in March 2010.
Source: The Toxic 100, /node/4994 Political Economy Research Institute (PERI), the University of Massachusetts.

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