POLLUTION LOCATOR | Toxic Chemical Releases |Total Environmental Releases (Pounds from TRI Sources)

County: PHILADELPHIA
  • From 1988 to 2002, total releases to the environment have decreased 89%.
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  • Chemical NameSorted by
    Total Environmental Releases
    CUMENE176,156
    AMMONIA147,321
    SULFURIC ACID77,492
    TOLUENE73,899
    GLYCOL ETHERS67,009
    METHYL TERT-BUTYL ETHER44,150
    PHENOL43,886
    XYLENE (MIXED ISOMERS)36,466
    METHYL ETHYL KETONE29,399
    METHYL ISOBUTYL KETONE26,445
    TRICHLOROETHYLENE24,766
    ZINC20,517
    BENZENE19,071
    N-HEXANE16,537
    ETHYLBENZENE15,832
    DICHLOROMETHANE14,232
    STYRENE9,315
    COPPER7,786
    CUMENE HYDROPEROXIDE6,830
    1,2,4-TRIMETHYLBENZENE6,408
    PROPYLENE5,298
    NAPHTHALENE5,167
    METHANOL4,246
    N,N-DIMETHYLFORMAMIDE3,182
    CYCLOHEXANE2,862
    ACETOPHENONE2,767
    NICKEL COMPOUNDS2,356
    LEAD COMPOUNDS1,943
    ETHYLENE GLYCOL1,736
    UNKNOWN1,126
    VANADIUM COMPOUNDS900
    METHYL METHACRYLATE886
    1,3-BUTADIENE845
    N-BUTYL ALCOHOL570
    NICKEL533
    DECABROMODIPHENYL OXIDE476
    ZINC COMPOUNDS461
    NITRIC ACID440
    ACETALDEHYDE416
    ANTIMONY COMPOUNDS321
    FORMALDEHYDE313
    CHROMIUM266
    DIETHANOLAMINE254
    DIBUTYL PHTHALATE250
    ETHYLENE234
    DICYCLOPENTADIENE230
    PHTHALIC ANHYDRIDE220
    SODIUM NITRITE200
    MALEIC ANHYDRIDE171
    1,2-BUTYLENE OXIDE69
    PROPIONALDEHYDE50
    POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC COMPOUNDS39
    2,2',6,6'-TETRABROMO-4,4'-ISOPROPYLIDENEDIPHENOL20
    LEAD15
    MERCURY COMPOUNDS15
    BIS(2-ETHYLHEXYL)PHTHALATE10
    N-METHYL-2-PYRROLIDONE9
    BENZO(GHI)PERYLENE1
    FORMIC ACID1
    MERCURY.045

    Note: See Dioxin Compounds Summary for the contribution of dioxins to this release or waste management category (in grams).