USA: "Toxic 100" list of top corporate air polluters released

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29 April 2008

"Toxic 100" top US air polluters & company responses

Author: compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

In April 2008, the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) of the University of Massachusetts issued its second "Toxic 100" list identifying, according to PERI, "the top U.S. air polluters among the world's largest corporations..." The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited the top 10 companies on the list to respond. Their responses follow: [Responses from Du Pont, Nissan, Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), Bayer, Dow Chemical, Eastman Kodak, General Electric, ArcelorMittal, US Steel, ExxonMobil]

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27 April 2008

The Toxic 100: New Report on Polluting Companies Hopes to Empower Communities and Shareholders [USA]

Author: SocialFunds

...[Du Pont] tops the list of most toxic polluting corporations operating in the US, according to a just-released report from the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) at the University of Massachusetts. The Toxic 100 index updates a previous version released in 2005. It’s got plenty of company:...Nissan, Archer Daniels Midland, Bayer, and Dow Chemical... The goal of The Toxic 100 is to give stakeholders “right-to-know” (RTK) information needed to evaluate risks [includes statements by Du Pont, Nissan; also refers to Angus Chemical (part of Dow)]

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1 April 2008

The Toxic 100: The Top Corporate Air Polluters in the U.S.

Author: Political Economy Research Institute (PERI), Univ. of Massachusetts [USA]

The Toxic 100 index identifies the top U.S. air polluters among the world's largest corporations. The index relies on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Risk Screening Environmental Indicators (RSEI) project. The starting point for the RSEI is the EPA’s Toxics Release Inventory (TRI), which reports on releases of toxic chemicals at facilities across the United States. [Top 10 companies: Du Pont, Nissan, Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), Bayer, Dow Chemical, Kodak, General Electric (GE), Arcelor Mittal, US Steel, ExxonMobil]

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