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Environmental Release Report: BUCKS County, PA
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in BUCKS County*
    Cleanest/Best Counties in US Percentile Dirtiest/Worst Counties in US
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    Cancer 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 BUCKS County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:1,1-DICHLORO-1-FLUOROETHANE
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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:TETRACHLOROETHYLENE
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    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 20,772 511
    Suspected Carcinogens 9,773 1,007
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 154,993 31,095
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 21,634 15
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 162,345 2,229
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 19,781 1,003
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 109,242 1,744
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 138,610 2,087
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 185,847 8,059
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 755
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 200,648 8,065
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 3 1
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 140,407 6,922
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 203,078 8,311
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 185,296 7,043

    *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 7,189,810 436,491 30,090,388 0 37,716,689 7,064,521 NA
    1989 5,395,306 35,395 9,982,784 19 15,413,504 6,899,576 NA
    1990 4,755,901 119,893 7,896,061 0 12,771,855 3,604,155 NA
    1991 3,086,676 38,552 583,792 0 3,709,020 4,947,775 20,648,743
    1992 3,116,391 9,977 9,912 0 3,136,280 6,023,792 23,182,554
    1993 2,924,893 33,665 260 0 2,958,818 4,923,290 22,668,514
    1994 2,744,818 6,073 10 0 2,750,901 4,800,441 26,054,954
    1995 2,595,781 4,144 10 0 2,599,935 3,157,661 19,018,639
    1996 2,381,171 3,396 760 0 2,385,327 2,020,858 15,875,783
    1997 2,006,011 5,096 763 0 2,011,870 3,397,107 11,975,715
    1998 1,538,963 2,199 10 0 1,541,172 1,633,508 11,190,005
    1999 1,269,207 31,338 82,221 0 1,382,766 1,981,272 12,092,923
    2000 859,220 3,914 260 0 863,394 1,936,296 9,354,740
    2001 545,330 125,502 61,025 0 731,857 1,657,011 7,396,301
    2002 210,745 37,169 437 0 248,351 3,798,591 8,596,414
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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