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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:CHROMIUM COMPOUNDS
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to cancer risk
    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 34,940 356
    Suspected Carcinogens 52,246 956
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 323,577 710,437
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 37,444 120
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 281,244 1,067
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 73,945
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 345,598 666
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 241,779 1,229
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 519,528 1,213
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 260,891 77
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 348,644 2,577
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 26,464 116
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 287,100 1,257
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 590,617 3,018
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 553,730 2,109

    *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 916,750 1,370,678 311,473 0 2,598,901 2,015,387 NA
    1989 1,426,415 48,822 196,136 250 1,671,623 1,215,037 NA
    1990 1,147,287 10,804 252,793 0 1,410,884 712,488 NA
    1991 1,053,895 8,317 409,830 0 1,472,042 4,082,893 40,712,594
    1992 1,317,937 7,912 456,975 0 1,782,824 5,007,781 51,096,392
    1993 1,261,229 7,037 303,416 0 1,571,682 15,356,531 61,908,946
    1994 1,025,609 6,568 296,900 0 1,329,077 16,635,197 55,803,234
    1995 887,153 2,815,588 366,500 0 4,069,241 6,305,194 42,599,545
    1996 716,414 15,005,589 339,100 0 16,061,103 1,769,315 48,890,568
    1997 549,698 29,805,356 750 0 30,355,804 18,738,470 68,776,969
    1998 423,376 34,661,567 0 0 35,084,943 7,859,618 77,048,555
    1999 527,812 36,550,855 1,812,143 0 38,890,810 9,796,939 93,234,101
    2000 503,842 32,350,617 3,219,349 0 36,073,808 8,792,918 93,096,671
    2001 531,886 8,764,476 2,413,370 0 11,709,733 7,127,558 41,984,666
    2002 600,014 713,888 2,033,970 0 3,347,872 6,652,488 18,770,930
    "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 .937 0 0 0 .937 0 .937
    2001 .857 0 0 0 .857 0 .857
    2002 .805 0 0 0 .805 0 .805
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