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Environmental Release Report: CAMBRIA County, PA
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in CAMBRIA 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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    Rank counties in PENNSYLVANIA or facilities in CAMBRIA County by chemical releases or waste generation

    *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 CAMBRIA County

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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:NICKEL
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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 186,550 216
    Suspected Carcinogens 2,883 266
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 190,963 339
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 622 211
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 187,155 128
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 34 208
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 558,418 2,716
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 193,452 589
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 370,779 590
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 363,209
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 198,560 1,690
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 555 211
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 196,418 1,838
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 576,050 4,293
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 585,166 482

    *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 483,400 72,178 33,900 0 589,478 484,587 NA
    1989 299,605 28,985 1,789,890 0 2,118,480 893,508 NA
    1990 414,136 36,087 2,021,330 0 2,471,553 489,848 NA
    1991 239,176 36,002 5,820 0 280,998 9,988,354 10,454,517
    1992 184,254 9,824 6,015 0 200,093 8,491,301 9,137,964
    1993 98,232 8,793 0 0 107,025 1,234,370 2,116,406
    1994 132,757 6,112 0 0 138,869 1,528,769 7,489,218
    1995 39,370 3,939 0 0 43,309 1,436,056 2,510,934
    1996 13,455 2,958 655 0 17,068 2,010,952 2,660,211
    1997 27,138 2,274 0 0 29,412 10,338,717 6,301,888
    1998 734,471 24,647 50 0 759,168 7,787,194 11,405,984
    1999 513,669 1,283 60 0 515,012 7,572,803 11,886,053
    2000 454,170 2,880 50 0 457,100 5,729,505 8,028,197
    2001 421,551 3,412 40 0 425,003 3,054,500 4,649,936
    2002 604,451 4,314 40 0 608,806 2,343,936 4,818,189
    "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 1.46 0 0 0 1.46 151 151
    2001 143 .009 0 0 143 0 144
    2002 169 .00905 0 0 169 0 169
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