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Environmental Release Report: COLUMBIA County, PA
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in COLUMBIA 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 COLUMBIA 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 COLUMBIA 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: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 23
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 22,810
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 6,572
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 16,238
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 20,200
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 16,705
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 16,705
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 19,143
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 23
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 22,787
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 25,228
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 20,177

    *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 453,731 0 0 0 453,731 566,850 NA
    1989 331,255 0 0 0 331,255 12,863 NA
    1990 88,889 640 3,945 0 93,474 15,068 NA
    1991 32,999 0 5,700 0 38,699 67,187 709,983
    1992 26,581 0 0 0 26,581 49,977 813,486
    1993 27,911 0 0 0 27,911 55,859 3,651,666
    1994 10,620 0 0 0 10,620 79,561 4,266,604
    1995 101,539 750 0 0 102,289 474,780 209,264
    1996 5,045 2,300 0 0 7,345 38,944 173,956
    1997 69,152 0 0 0 69,152 867,092 131,260
    1998 17,157 250 0 0 17,407 165,169 181,661
    1999 51,702 0 0 0 51,702 166,438 291,903
    2000 27,838 0 0 0 27,838 144,479 319,352
    2001 21,140 0 10 0 21,150 125,285 318,962
    2002 25,251 0 0 0 25,251 93,488 362,299
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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