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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:CHLORODIFLUOROMETHANE
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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:ARSENIC
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:LEAD
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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 194,519 1,024
    Suspected Carcinogens 30,554 4,859
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 897,718 1,137,377
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 145,708 169
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 752,473 2,077
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 253,559 67
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 1,599,243 2,096
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 714,241 6,706
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 2,060,896 6,334
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 1,589,093
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 882,185 6,447
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 11,503 165
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 823,260 3,418
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 2,253,422 9,757
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 1,911,368 6,337

    *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 3,152,381 7,738 1,791,144 750 4,952,013 7,349,446 NA
    1989 3,846,012 34,761 888,406 0 4,769,179 6,190,982 NA
    1990 4,413,869 44,744 592,176 0 5,050,789 16,414,724 NA
    1991 4,572,450 32,906 366,699 0 4,972,055 19,940,978 239,478,345
    1992 5,388,558 53,841 522,547 0 5,964,946 23,440,592 249,578,371
    1993 3,093,805 37,258 107,674 0 3,238,737 20,744,923 174,990,703
    1994 3,162,874 27,814 288,992 0 3,479,680 19,315,185 149,560,459
    1995 2,599,948 374,219 106,424 0 3,080,591 20,546,543 122,707,966
    1996 2,023,921 2,507,735 149,928 0 4,681,584 15,197,590 127,519,451
    1997 2,199,244 3,533,910 114,582 0 5,847,736 27,288,571 122,151,802
    1998 3,542,322 3,021,902 132,852 1 6,697,077 26,892,463 146,274,153
    1999 2,651,602 2,263,026 93,031 0 5,007,659 15,266,670 91,223,507
    2000 2,555,887 1,697,028 70,503 0 4,323,418 13,783,863 98,957,206
    2001 1,761,996 1,224,200 9,999 0 2,996,195 11,095,732 77,253,908
    2002 2,351,618 1,139,873 17,391 0 3,508,881 10,438,418 82,014,683
    "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 2.67 0 0 0 2.67 1.12 3.79
    2001 2.45 0 0 0 2.45 .1952 2.65
    2002 1.15 0 0 0 1.15 0 1.35
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