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

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    *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 ALLEGHENY County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:2-CHLORO-1,1,1,2-TETRAFLUOROETHANE
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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:CADMIUM COMPOUNDS
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:LEAD COMPOUNDS
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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 162,391 1,534
    Suspected Carcinogens 161,067 748
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 1,251,371 354,993
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 305,920 1,342
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 957,499 1,980
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 312,647 36,591
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 2,934,997 5,518
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 919,742 3,290
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 4,875,319 12,378
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 3,365,227
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 2,617,219 48,456
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 112,370 958
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 2,051,990 11,490
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 5,826,270 51,976
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 5,636,946 47,226

    *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 10,159,570 445,288 10,600 0 10,615,458 14,872,342 NA
    1989 7,314,727 565,921 2,950 0 7,883,598 8,817,093 NA
    1990 7,028,476 191,724 1,520 5 7,221,725 10,501,164 NA
    1991 4,914,791 220,432 3,128 0 5,138,351 16,986,544 64,381,052
    1992 3,357,063 182,725 0 0 3,539,788 30,720,776 117,823,649
    1993 2,698,697 135,486 0 0 2,834,183 34,925,885 121,945,470
    1994 2,424,692 237,606 1,287 0 2,663,585 17,482,582 121,587,742
    1995 3,098,126 454,294 0 0 3,552,420 22,577,993 121,355,287
    1996 2,413,978 1,064,626 1,456 0 3,480,060 35,639,116 133,628,622
    1997 2,466,626 882,064 1,466 0 3,350,156 94,266,531 148,633,514
    1998 3,929,925 1,159,533 2,041 80,400 5,171,899 24,603,329 146,457,401
    1999 4,960,516 741,081 2,468 0 5,704,065 15,114,802 132,005,053
    2000 5,410,291 674,303 3,638 0 6,088,232 15,346,628 221,273,345
    2001 6,590,003 490,729 1,545 0 7,082,277 15,515,925 192,399,608
    2002 5,904,558 369,397 259 0 6,274,214 8,727,067 211,392,887
    "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 106 0 0 0 106 0 106
    2001 2.64 0 0 0 2.64 0 2.64
    2002 2.12 0 0 0 2.12 0 2.13
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