Other Releases and Transfers

For certain wastes and other materials, OxyChem submits Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) data to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). For 2014 (the most recent report year), total reportable releases and transfers to permitted off-site facilities amounted to approximately 7.9 million pounds, a decrease of 30 percent from 2013. The majority of the reduction in the quantity of material sent offsite for waste disposal is attributable to increased reliability associated with a recycling unit at a plant. OxyChem's total releases relative to manufacturing production remain low.