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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:LEAD COMPOUNDS
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to cancer risk
    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:MERCURY COMPOUNDS
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to noncancer risk


    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 809 16
    Suspected Carcinogens 238 5
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 15,205 9
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 1,039 9
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants .002 7
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants .620 .100
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 45,754 3,894
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 2,731 26
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 53,375 14
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 70,819
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 29,386 297
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 809 9
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 22,932 295
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 107,005 4,180
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 84,447 15

    *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 475,188 11,526 0 0 486,714 8,000 NA
    1989 541,886 6,855 0 0 548,741 2,000 NA
    1990 600,681 43,063 27 0 643,771 15,944 NA
    1991 266,253 13,002 10 0 279,265 25,751 105,368,613
    1992 167,538 42,897 10 0 210,445 44,720 35,364,495
    1993 60,811 29,987 500 0 91,298 69,684 44,384,880
    1994 75,578 54,297 500 0 130,375 66,798 54,883,673
    1995 58,746 11,933 500 0 71,179 68,988 50,984,069
    1996 51,292 7,510 500 0 59,302 76,138 6,069,884
    1997 52,632 1,210 0 0 53,842 189,020 3,582,932
    1998 106,355 6,895 456,199 0 569,449 4,239,029 7,738,557
    1999 116,633 7,093 459,731 0 583,457 3,678,782 8,008,557
    2000 115,494 2,252 0 0 117,746 2,517,641 6,359,310
    2001 105,577 1,492 0 0 107,070 1,523,188 5,363,346
    2002 108,097 4,199 0 0 112,297 707,978 4,642,045
    "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 1.04 0 0 0 1.04 0 1.04
    2001 1.06 0 0 0 1.06 0 1.06
    2002 1.00 0 0 0 1.00 0 1.00
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