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Environmental Release Report: BLAIR County, PA
 
 
  • Map Locating Toxic Chemical Releases
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in BLAIR 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 BLAIR County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:CARBON TETRACHLORIDE
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to ozone depletion
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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:CARBON TETRACHLORIDE
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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 60,144 61
    Suspected Carcinogens 277 7
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 79,007 69
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 20,482 53
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 116,063 4
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 57,840 2
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 79,889 1,365
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 139,498 60
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 165,946 1,569
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 31,320
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 156,292 1,966
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 538 51
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 96,872 1,909
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 187,386 3,218
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 183,912 1,563

    *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 412,733 6,100 820,150 0 1,238,983 494,271 NA
    1989 481,738 17,950 660,770 0 1,160,458 164,062 NA
    1990 489,972 10,560 26,014 0 526,546 207,634 NA
    1991 475,738 9,410 13 0 485,161 4,942,282 10,599,872
    1992 536,117 10,021 19 0 546,157 4,476,179 10,728,026
    1993 586,520 15,350 30,033 0 631,903 5,277,883 11,339,988
    1994 467,275 13,370 18 0 480,663 6,500,534 12,838,340
    1995 563,085 15,100 24 0 578,209 7,160,112 14,906,560
    1996 475,719 5,140 14 0 480,873 7,975,293 13,644,366
    1997 449,035 4,125 2,775 0 455,935 20,442,573 21,320,772
    1998 375,728 4,552 0 0 380,280 5,439,768 18,282,421
    1999 404,970 5,352 0 0 410,322 8,900,258 26,218,154
    2000 484,686 4,512 0 0 489,198 10,994,502 24,288,607
    2001 393,434 2,893 0 0 396,327 6,883,855 20,818,325
    2002 188,073 3,317 0 0 191,391 6,051,441 14,571,012
    "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 .4408 .65 0 0 1.09 .037 1.13
    2001 .29 0 0 0 .29 .04 .33
    2002 .33 0 0 0 .33 .016 .34
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