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Criteria Air Pollutant Report: RICHLAND County, SC
 
 
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    RICHLAND 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):
    Person-days in exceedance of national air quality standard for PM-10 (24-hour):
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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 664,208
    PM-10
        24-hour average 664,208
    PM-25
        Annual arithmetic mean 332,104


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  • Exposures to Criteria Air Pollutants
  • Air Quality Index:
    Percentage of days with good air quality:45
    Percentage of days with moderate air quality:53
    Percentage of days with unhealthful air quality for sensitive populations:1
    Percentage of days with unhealthful air quality:0
    Maximum AQI level in 2003130
    Median AQI level in 200352
    90th Percentile AQI level in 200377
    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 ppm2.9 ppm2.9 ppm 0 1
        8-hour average 9 ppm2.5 ppm2.2 ppm 0 1
    Lead
        Quarterly average 1.5 ug/m3.01 ug/m3.01 ug/m3 0 5
    Nitrogen dioxide
        Annual arithmetic mean 0.053 ppm.01 ppm.003 ppm 0 2
    Ozone
        1-hour average 0.12 ppm.1 ppm.09 ppm 0 3
        8-hour average 0.08 ppm.09 ppm.08 ppm 2 3
    PM-25
        24-hour average 65 ug/m335 ug/m335 ug/m3 0 4
        Annual arithmetic mean 15 ug/m315.2 ug/m313.9 ug/m3 1 4
    PM-10
        24-hour average 150 ug/m3213 ug/m3155 ug/m3 2 5
        Annual arithmetic mean 50 ug/m335 ug/m324 ug/m3 0 5
    Sulfur dioxide
        3-hour average 0.50 ppm.03 ppm.03 ppm 0 3
        24-hour average 0.14 ppm.01 ppm.01 ppm 0 3
        Annual arithmetic mean 0.03 ppm.003 ppm.003 ppm 0 3
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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 Sources103,71213,6511,8077,3161,05410,428
    Area Sources18,5061,3732,1563,4181,45611,089
    Point Sources2,05012,4381,5482,91343,2692,535
    All sources124,26827,4635,51113,64745,77924,052
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