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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:CARBON TETRACHLORIDE
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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:ARSENIC (ORGANIC OR INORGANIC COMPOUNDS)
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:LEAD 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 22,974 2,202
    Suspected Carcinogens 51,140 8,247
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 250,795 520,850
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 20,432 864
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 225,044 2,260
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 38,746 12
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 1,254,000 28,841
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 132,231 20,348
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 948,958 5,185
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 2,957,972 750
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 280,233 15,932
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 13,195 806
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 254,143 13,988
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 3,619,255 51,119
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 3,101,800 36,722

    *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 1,661,119 42,343 1,925,718 0 3,629,180 12,459,190 NA
    1989 1,596,322 40,404 1,094,200 0 2,730,926 5,355,413 NA
    1990 1,588,927 17,299 772,205 0 2,378,431 3,486,214 NA
    1991 1,276,712 14,336 2,767,005 0 4,058,053 8,316,370 25,578,075
    1992 1,383,927 12,186 1,536,050 0 2,932,163 9,129,157 23,205,998
    1993 939,678 6,183 98,050 0 1,043,911 54,648,450 62,724,152
    1994 986,669 3,554 0 0 990,223 45,933,921 62,941,737
    1995 984,256 903,447 0 0 1,887,703 40,043,770 63,371,758
    1996 797,463 1,006,538 0 0 1,804,001 30,785,324 64,094,836
    1997 795,309 1,720,623 0 0 2,515,932 77,253,875 62,453,799
    1998 5,561,138 3,829,492 0 0 9,390,630 30,271,476 76,965,685
    1999 3,940,802 2,183,954 0 0 6,124,756 41,734,221 75,990,366
    2000 4,415,698 2,289,985 0 0 6,705,684 46,115,297 88,870,218
    2001 3,447,906 549,046 31 0 3,996,983 41,061,094 73,704,838
    2002 3,650,723 599,087 50 0 4,249,860 29,979,418 97,217,670
    "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 4.93 0 0 0 4.93 0 4.93
    2001 4.31 0 0 0 4.31 0 4.31
    2002 4.24 0 0 0 4.24 0 4.24
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