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Criteria Air Pollutant Report: BUCKS County, PA
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    BUCKS County
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  • Air Quality Rankings: Health Risks, Exposure, and Emissions
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    Carbon Monoxide emissions:
    Nitrogen Oxides emissions:
    PM-2.5 emissions:
    PM-10 emissions:
    Sulfur Dioxide emissions:
    Volatile Organic Compound emissions:
    Air Quality Index:
    Ozone 1-hour average concentration:
    Ozone 8-hour average concentration:
    PM-2.5 24-hour average concentration:
    PM-10 24-hour average concentration:
    Person-days in exceedance of national air quality standard for ozone (8-hour):
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  • Environmental Justice Analysis for BUCKS County

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  • Health Risks
  • Population Exposed to Unhealthy Levels of Criteria Air Pollutants:

    Pollutant Person-days
    in exceedance
    of NAAQS
        8-hour average 5,517,990

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  • Exposures to Criteria Air Pollutants
  • Nonattainment Status:
    This county is in the Philadelphia-Wilmington-Trenton, PA-NJ-DE-MD nonattainment area for failing to meet the national ambient air quality standard for the following criteria air pollutants:
    1. Ozone
    This county is in the Johnstown, PA nonattainment area for failing to meet the national ambient air quality standard for the following criteria air pollutants:
    1. Ozone
    Air Quality Index:
    Percentage of days with good air quality:81
    Percentage of days with moderate air quality:16
    Percentage of days with unhealthful air quality for sensitive populations:2
    Percentage of days with unhealthful air quality:1
    Maximum AQI level in 2003164
    Median AQI level in 200332
    90th Percentile AQI level in 200368
    Air Quality Index
    0 - 50 Good
    50 - 100 Moderate
    100 - 200 Unhealthful
    200 - 300 Very Unhealthful
    300 - 500 Hazardous
    2003 Summary of Pollutant Concentrations:
    Pollutant NAAQS
    of NAAQS
    Carbon monoxide
        1-hour average 35 ppm4.9 ppm4.5 ppm 0 1
        8-hour average 9 ppm3.1 ppm2.8 ppm 0 1
    Nitrogen dioxide
        Annual arithmetic mean 0.053 ppm.01 ppm0 ppm 0 1
        1-hour average 0.12 ppm.12 ppm.12 ppm 0 1
        8-hour average 0.08 ppm.11 ppm.1 ppm 9 1
        24-hour average 65 ug/m356 ug/m341 ug/m3 0 1
        Annual arithmetic mean 15 ug/m314.4 ug/m30 ug/m3 0 1
        24-hour average 150 ug/m382 ug/m374 ug/m3 0 1
        Annual arithmetic mean 50 ug/m319 ug/m30 ug/m3 0 1
    Sulfur dioxide
        3-hour average 0.50 ppm.04 ppm.04 ppm 0 1
        24-hour average 0.14 ppm.03 ppm.02 ppm 0 1
        Annual arithmetic mean 0.03 ppm.008 ppm0 ppm 0 1
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  • 1999 Emissions Summary of Criteria Air Pollutants
  • (Expressed in tons of pollutant emitted)
    PM-2.5 PM-10 Sulfur
    Mobile Sources113,40017,3642,3588,1411,76910,402
    Area Sources8,5991,8882,1906,3455,3499,997
    Point Sources5682,4582,2854,0411,3533,588
    All sources122,56621,7106,83318,5278,47123,987
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  • Links

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    Pennsylvania Real-Time Pollutant Standards Index
    Pennsylvania State Implementation Plan
    Pensylvania Department of Environmental Protection
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