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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:CHROMIUM COMPOUNDS
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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 10,971 1,135
    Suspected Carcinogens 32,462 129
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 754,635 1,534
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 688,340 163
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 75,927 290
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 19,856 754
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 895,948 1,175
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 767,344 1,785
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 926,419 1,312
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 222,221 331
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 800,198 1,947
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 5,444 157
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 778,226 2,057
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 1,055,184 3,189
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 1,013,438 954

    *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 2,847,784 6,936 250 0 2,854,970 4,238,936 NA
    1989 2,887,040 4,899 250 0 2,892,189 4,206,988 NA
    1990 2,528,898 1,972 1,500 0 2,532,370 3,224,672 NA
    1991 1,925,074 1,994 11,300 0 1,938,368 11,610,086 31,512,080
    1992 1,850,259 1,780 46,700 0 1,898,739 10,171,044 31,647,996
    1993 1,591,065 1,087 85,130 0 1,677,282 11,120,410 31,186,922
    1994 1,496,562 2,417 379,400 0 1,878,379 10,050,237 30,870,542
    1995 1,663,416 4,419 428,908 0 2,096,743 10,336,435 29,835,243
    1996 1,326,342 3,583 325,789 0 1,655,714 11,215,137 28,966,129
    1997 1,318,133 2,471 169,920 0 1,490,524 18,561,253 26,481,492
    1998 1,635,594 2,174 329,135 0 1,966,903 14,787,512 33,554,263
    1999 1,484,051 3,689 134,425 0 1,622,165 15,040,197 34,639,350
    2000 1,609,648 2,319 151,517 0 1,763,484 11,518,320 32,158,559
    2001 1,399,312 2,396 130,957 0 1,532,665 11,790,794 25,257,025
    2002 1,059,180 3,594 136,735 0 1,199,510 10,522,958 27,671,275
    "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 .67 0 0 0 .67 0 .67
    2001 .801 0 0 0 .801 0 .8001
    2002 .461 0 0 0 .461 0 .461
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