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Criteria Air Pollutant Report: LUZERNE County, PA
 
 
  • Map Locating the Pollution Sources

    LUZERNE 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 LUZERNE County

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

    Pollutant Person-days
    in exceedance
    of NAAQS
    Ozone
        8-hour average 1,567,640


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  • Exposures to Criteria Air Pollutants
  • Nonattainment Status:
    This county is in the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre, 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:68
    Percentage of days with moderate air quality:30
    Percentage of days with unhealthful air quality for sensitive populations:1
    Percentage of days with unhealthful air quality:0
    Maximum AQI level in 2003153
    Median AQI level in 200339
    90th Percentile AQI level in 200370
    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
    Standard
    Highest
    Recorded
    Concentration
    Second
    Highest
    Recorded
    Concentration
    Number
    of NAAQS
    Exceedances
    Stations
    Monitoring
    Pollutant
    Carbon monoxide
        1-hour average 35 ppm3.9 ppm3.2 ppm 0 1
        8-hour average 9 ppm2.7 ppm2.3 ppm 0 1
    Nitrogen dioxide
        Annual arithmetic mean 0.053 ppm.01 ppm0 ppm 0 1
    Ozone
        1-hour average 0.12 ppm.1 ppm.1 ppm 0 2
        8-hour average 0.08 ppm.09 ppm.09 ppm 5 2
    PM-25
        24-hour average 65 ug/m370 ug/m362 ug/m3 0 1
        Annual arithmetic mean 15 ug/m313.1 ug/m30 ug/m3 0 1
    PM-10
        24-hour average 150 ug/m387 ug/m377 ug/m3 0 1
        Annual arithmetic mean 50 ug/m321 ug/m30 ug/m3 0 1
    Sulfur dioxide
        3-hour average 0.50 ppm.03 ppm.03 ppm 0 1
        24-hour average 0.14 ppm.02 ppm.02 ppm 0 1
        Annual arithmetic mean 0.03 ppm.005 ppm0 ppm 0 1
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  • 1999 Emissions Summary of Criteria Air Pollutants
  • (Expressed in tons of pollutant emitted)
      Carbon
    monoxide
    Nitrogen
    oxides
    PM-2.5 PM-10 Sulfur
    dioxide
    Volatile
    organic
    compounds
    Mobile Sources88,63313,6031,6336,1258128,492
    Area Sources7,83311,3531,0582,1933,2876,766
    Point Sources7862,3253584715,1851,063
    All sources97,25227,2813,0498,7899,28416,320
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  • Links

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    Pennsylvania Real-Time Pollutant Standards Index
    Pennsylvania State Implementation Plan
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