Biggest water polluters…

Toxic 100 Water Polluters Index (2018 Report, Based on 2015 Data)

Toxic 100 Water Rank Corporation Toxic hazard
(pounds released
x toxicity)
Millions of pounds of toxic surface water releases Millions of pounds discharged to public sewage treatment works Millions of pounds of toxic post-treatment releases % of toxic hazard from a single facility
1 DowDuPont 49,158,187,594 3.35 17.77 4.93 95%
2 American Electric Power 7,073,470,283 0.2 0.2
3 Honeywell International 6,258,318,122 0.31 1.57 0.46 99%
4 Southern Company 5,632,904,982 0.14 0.14
5 AES Corp. 5,262,308,109 0.08 0.08
6 BASF 4,704,008,052 6.6 2.62 6.83
7 DTE Energy 3,576,966,943 0.05 0.05 91%
8 Duke Energy 3,495,591,252 0.15 0.15
9 ArcelorMittal 2,248,845,744 0.2 0.07 0.2 78%
10 Koch Industries 2,156,282,468 6.39 1.09 6.45
11 PPL Corp. 2,068,517,473 0.08 0.08 86%
12 General Electric 2,001,753,001 0.01 3.43 0.18 92%
13 Eastman Chemical 1,891,775,602 2.79 5.62 2.89 99%
14 Chemours 1,884,514,041 1.23 0.42 1.34
15 Rio Tinto 1,748,685,857 0.01 0.01
16 Exxon Mobil 1,472,700,214 1.43 0.22 1.46
17 NRG Energy 1,471,851,408 0.02 0.02 72%
18 LyondellBasell Industries 1,137,260,875 0.01 3.87 0.47
19 Packaging Corporation of America 1,091,682,607 1 1
20 International Paper 936,380,417 2.86 0.03 2.86
21 Berkshire Hathaway 783,604,342 0.12 1.97 0.19
22 CMS Energy 712,345,484 0.03 0.03 99%
23 United States Steel 710,554,970 5.54 5.54 73%
24 Weyerhaeuser 622,806,103 0.43 0.43 85%
25 Alcoa 617,191,952 0.04 0.04 98%
26 Renco 607,086,660 0.06 0.06
27 FirstEnergy 591,875,672 0.04 0.04
28 AK Steel 585,479,538 18.58 0.03 18.58
29 NiSource 547,979,058 0.05 0.05 100%
30 JBS 500,190,104 7.72 2.9 7.86 98%
31 Scana 476,196,034 0.08 0.08 100%
32 Dominion Energy 283,389,250 0.25 0.25
33 Goodyear Tire & Rubber 267,455,033 0.01 0.09 0.02 100%
34 Chevron 264,107,815 1.27 0.01 1.27
35 Nucor 236,336,054 0.01 0.01
36 Huntington Ingalls Industries 222,643,170 0.01 0.01 96%
37 Andeavor 219,687,556 0.06 0.77 0.13
38 BP 185,452,212 1.04 1.04
39 Phillips 66 178,570,417 6.17 0.66 6.21
40 Cargill 160,961,590 5.15 0.16 5.17 89%
41 Occidental Petroleum 154,439,081 0.16 0.16 0.22
42 Hitachi 148,908,794 0.01 0.01 89%
43 Marathon Petroleum 145,955,800 0.83 0.26 0.86
44 Deere 145,884,594 0.02 0.07 0.02 94%
45 Total S.A. 143,985,991 0.04 0.04 100%
46 Brookfield Asset Management 143,721,599 0.18 81%
47 CF Industries 126,802,029 2.35 2.35 99%
48 Mitsubishi Group 124,973,710 0.01 0.23 0.01 99%
49 Archer Daniels Midland 121,645,495 0.03 1.73 0.07
50 Arconic 112,709,360 0.07 0.34 0.07
51 Valero Energy 102,168,914 2.66 0.17 2.68
52 Entergy 94,010,727 0.01 0.01
53 Leucadia National 90,999,994 0.19 0.08 100%
54 Tyson Foods 81,272,963 15.5 0.19 15.58
55 HeidelbergCement 72,606,121 99%
56 Huntsman 72,202,935 0.12 0.52 0.3 75%
57 Olin 63,538,529 93%
58 Textron 58,709,178 0.02 72%
59 Formosa Plastics 57,738,413 0.01 0.01 79%
60 Macquarie 53,787,584 0.01 0.01
61 HollyFrontier 51,417,727 0.27 0.02 0.27
62 Pentair 51,019,694 0.01 99%
63 Ingredion 49,623,058 1.98 0.28
64 SABIC (Saudi Basic Industries) 48,336,281 0.68 0.68
65 Flex-N-Gate 47,659,889 0.22
66 Newmont Mining 42,276,929 100%
67 Delta Air Lines 41,991,683 0.24 0.24 100%
68 Invesco 39,967,208 100%
69 Harley-Davidson 36,991,652 100%
70 Allegion 34,917,581 100%
71 Bayer 31,510,295 0.16 0.68 0.21 71%
72 Pfizer 30,084,660 1.97 0.2 100%
73 PBF Energy 29,236,918 4.4 4.4
74 Spirit Aerosystems Holdings 29,122,516 0.07 100%
75 Freeport-McMoRan 26,913,111 0.04 0.01 0.04
76 Intel 25,863,063 3.6 0.27
77 Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal 23,472,944 0.06 0.03 95%
78 3M Company 21,916,492 0.72 0.19 0.74 87%
79 Royal Dutch Shell 21,062,338 0.67 0.67 100%
80 Tenneco 20,336,244 92%
81 Masco 19,887,652
82 Albemarle 19,346,513 0.21 0.03 89%
83 Novartis 18,724,864 0.08 0.01 100%
84 Icahn Enterprises 18,101,928 0.02 0.09 0.03 85%
85 Eaton 15,629,878 0.02
86 Becton Dickinson 15,571,522 0.3 100%
87 Fortune Brands Home & Security 14,735,405 98%
88 United Technologies 14,662,819 0.05
89 PPG Industries 14,239,028 0.5 0.04
90 Halliburton 13,399,941
91 Schlumberger 13,071,141
92 Roper Technologies 12,568,425 0.03 0.01 100%
93 Snap-on 12,369,606
94 Pemex 12,293,666 0.42 0.42 100%
95 General Motors 11,578,544 0.92 0.05
96 Owens Corning 11,367,507 0.11
97 Caterpillar 10,162,834 0.02 0.02 72%
98 National Oilwell Varco 10,002,028 0.07 0.01 100%
99 Koch Foods 9,773,943 1.88 0.11 1.89 94%
100 Newell Brands 9,424,880 94%

Explanatory notes (For details, see the technical notes).

This edition of the Toxic 100 Water ranks companies by comparative chronic human health hazard from water pollutants directly released or passed through publicly owned treatment works from large facilities in the US in 2015.

RSEI Hazard: Pounds released directly to surface water plus estimated pounds released post-treatment multiplied by chemical-specific toxicity weights.  Sources: (1) pounds released and transferred: US EPA’s Toxics Release Inventory, 2015; (2) toxicity weights and post-treatment release estimate: US EPA’s Risk Screening Environmental Indicators, version 2.3.5. For details, see Technical Notes.

Toxics released directly to surface water or transferred to sewage treatment: Millions of pounds of toxic chemicals released directly to water on-site at each TRI facility or transferred off-site to Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTWs) for sewage treatment, without weighting for toxicity. Source: U.S. EPA.

Toxics released to surface water: Millions of pounds of toxic chemical released directly to water on-site plus estimated post-treatment release to surface water from toxic chemicals transferred to Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTWs) for sewage treatment (POTWS do not have the equipment necessary to remove all toxics from the waste stream). Source: U.S. EPA.

Coverage: This table presents the RSEI Hazard score companies that appear on the Forbes Global 2000 list (2017 ranking, first 500 companies only), the Forbes America’s Largest Private Companies list (2017 ranking), the Fortune 500 list as of the end of fiscal year 2017, the Fortune Global 500 (2017), or the S&P 500 as of July 26 2017.  Individual facilities are assigned to corporate parents on the basis of the most current information on their ownership structure as of late 2017.
Source: CTIP.

The links from each parent name lead to an application that gives detailed facility and sector information about the company. You can also search for companies not on the Toxic 100 Water. For more information on the data, see the technical notes.

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4 Responses to Biggest water polluters…

  1. Resa says:

    Thank you for this list!

  2. Resa says:

    I just read this, again. You know, there are many names on the list that I expected to see. HOWEVER… FOODS. Tyson Foods & Koch Foods? What kind of food are people eating that are in the list of 100 top water polluters? Who would want to eat foods that pollute water? Those foods must be polluting our bodies. Well, not my body. I wouldn’t touch a Koch or Tyson food product. Unless they have … like a Monsanto GMO poisoning thing going on, and I’m eating tainted fresh produce by those companies.
    It’s time our fresh foods were labeled GMO, or non-GMO!

    • I look for that label…NO GMO. They dump everything into the water which, of course, poisons everything and the pathetic thing is, not only do they NOT CARE about what they do but that are ALLOWED TO CONTINUE DOING IT. Polluting companies make enough to pay HUGE fines, rather than clean up their act and stop the destruction. Sick…GREED.

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