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Environmental Release Report: ARMSTRONG County, PA
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in ARMSTRONG 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 ARMSTRONG 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 ARMSTRONG County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:ARSENIC (ORGANIC OR INORGANIC COMPOUNDS)
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to cancer risk
    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:MERCURY COMPOUNDS
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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 2,099 44
    Suspected Carcinogens 18,778 821
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 1,469,841 620
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 2,286 22
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 1,453,530 343
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants .250 .100
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 16,609,534 594
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 18,704 818
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 18,074,474 3,901
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 19,136,970 265
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 1,475,035 16,152
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 804 21
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 1,471,985 15,843
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 19,150,770 16,670
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 19,145,954 6,693

    *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 49,752 11 0 0 49,763 9,300 NA
    1989 30,502 13 0 0 30,515 90,100 NA
    1990 51,434 13 0 0 51,447 105,412 NA
    1991 28,237 10 0 0 28,247 32,805 60,394
    1992 32,104 8 0 0 32,112 29,834 66,527
    1993 16,012 12 0 0 16,024 27,270 50,400
    1994 14,007 11 0 0 14,018 42,490 67,405
    1995 1,010 10 250 0 1,270 209,192 496,320
    1996 5 11 999,999 0 1,000,015 265,251 280,331
    1997 17,752 11 999,999 0 1,017,762 658,757 389,802
    1998 10,546,412 18,161 860,600 0 11,425,173 28,602 14,526,364
    1999 22,366,864 17,804 753,600 0 23,138,268 308,704 26,503,390
    2000 21,877,931 17,617 937,386 0 22,832,934 289,142 26,266,281
    2001 19,778,000 20,106 1,045,803 0 20,843,910 151,447 24,387,060
    2002 19,158,368 19,857 1,254,721 0 20,432,946 99,157 24,005,156
    "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 1.03 0 0 0 1.03 0 1.03
    2001 1.04 0 0 0 1.04 0 1.04
    2002 1.01 0 0 0 1.01 0 1.01
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