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Environmental Release Report: ADAMS County, PA
 
 
  • Map Locating Toxic Chemical Releases
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in ADAMS County*
    Cleanest/Best Counties in US Percentile Dirtiest/Worst Counties in US
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    Total environmental releases:
    Cancer risk score (air and water releases):
    Noncancer risk score (air and water releases):
    Air releases of recognized carcinogens:
    Air releases of recognized developmental toxicants:
    Air releases of recognized reproductive toxicants:

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    Rank counties in PENNSYLVANIA or facilities in ADAMS County by chemical releases or waste generation

    *Note: These rankings are based on chemical releases and transfers reported by industrial facilities to the Toxics Release Inventory, and do not take into account major sources of pollution or toxic chemicals that are not covered by TRI.

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  • Environmental Justice Analysis for ADAMS County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:CHROMIUM COMPOUNDS
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:COPPER
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    See Scorecard's estimates of the health risks associated with outdoor air pollution for this area

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Sorted by Health Effect*
  • Air Releases
    (Pounds from TRI sources)
    Water Releases
    (Pounds from TRI sources)
    Recognized Carcinogens 3
    Suspected Carcinogens 5,080
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 24,354
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 3,070
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 32,506
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 4,798
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 17,984
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 35,851
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 41,981
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 41,731
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 3
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 17,956
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 42,277
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 42,006

    *Note: Some chemicals are associated with more than one health effect, so their release may be counted multiple times in this table. Therefore, it is not appropriate to sum releases sorted by health effect. Total reported releases to air and water are provided in the data summary below.
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  • What We Don't Know About Chemical Safety and Harm
  • Air Releases
    6 TRI chemicals released to air in the United States lack the risk assessment values required for safety assessment
    218 TRI chemicals released to air in the United States lack the exposure estimates required for safety assessment
    Water Releases
    5 TRI chems released to water in the United States lack the risk assessment values required for safety assessment
    172 TRI chemicals released to water in the United States lack the exposure estimates required for safety assessment
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  • TRI Data Summary
  • Environmental Releases, Transfers, and Production-Related Waste (Pounds from TRI sources)
    Year Air Releases Water Releases Land Releases Underground Injection Total Environmental Releases Total Off-Site Transfers Total Production-Related Waste
    1988 458,691 250 0 0 458,941 33,341 NA
    1989 751,120 250 0 0 751,370 73,437 NA
    1990 527,670 5 5 0 527,680 31,684 NA
    1991 390,565 5 0 0 390,570 533,581 941,073
    1992 309,272 5 0 0 309,277 65,348 372,705
    1993 303,237 5 0 0 303,242 78,541 378,295
    1994 207,745 10 0 0 207,755 58,944 267,335
    1995 146,050 5 0 0 146,055 85,572 279,184
    1996 124,405 5 0 0 124,410 161,204 326,669
    1997 126,692 0 0 0 126,692 195,326 271,611
    1998 74,426 0 250 0 74,676 56,688 176,757
    1999 56,687 0 0 0 56,687 49,251 157,540
    2000 48,327 0 0 0 48,327 57,930 172,883
    2001 40,594 0 0 0 40,594 38,681 295,622
    2002 42,277 0 0 0 42,277 78,497 224,544
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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  • Dioxin Compounds Summary
  • Environmental Releases, Transfers, and Production-Related Waste (Grams of Dioxin Compounds from TRI sources)
    Year Air Releases Water Releases Land Releases Underground Injection Total Environmental Releases Total Off-Site Transfers Total Production-Related Waste
    2000 .03 0 0 0 .03 0 .03
    2001 .03 0 0 0 .03 0 .03
    2002 76.00 0 0 0 76.00 0 76.00
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