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Environmental Release Report: DELAWARE County, PA
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in DELAWARE County*
    Cleanest/Best Counties in US Percentile Dirtiest/Worst Counties in US
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    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 DELAWARE 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:MERCURY COMPOUNDS
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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 47,298 275
    Suspected Carcinogens 43,179 852
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 164,206 281,038
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 73,579 21
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 129,033 526
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 17,683 19
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 243,593 782
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 183,188 883
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 376,359 6,246
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 547,251
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 344,239 7,007
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 18,651 14
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 169,404 6,625
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 1,032,875 7,750
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 800,641 7,246

    *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 4,987,248 67,383 7,850 0 5,062,481 2,588,198 NA
    1989 2,945,352 2,904 1,000 0 2,949,256 1,465,991 NA
    1990 2,775,443 32,325 1,000 0 2,808,768 1,015,303 NA
    1991 2,114,635 44,176 1,000 0 2,159,811 1,880,741 18,873,323
    1992 2,031,164 66,977 1,000 0 2,099,141 1,151,192 12,214,883
    1993 1,698,022 66,993 20 0 1,765,035 1,011,496 12,197,308
    1994 2,041,116 79,424 0 0 2,120,540 1,066,380 10,368,329
    1995 1,805,618 10,375 0 0 1,815,993 801,849 12,410,655
    1996 792,487 0 314 0 792,801 570,542 6,945,952
    1997 974,338 8,080 0 0 982,418 844,384 8,571,555
    1998 1,348,169 12,604 65,103 0 1,425,876 585,460 20,254,118
    1999 1,168,775 105,045 0 0 1,273,820 834,478 24,764,380
    2000 1,112,922 318,962 0 0 1,431,884 1,158,418 25,923,584
    2001 1,222,264 314,193 0 0 1,536,456 1,104,190 30,616,370
    2002 1,045,369 289,248 0 0 1,334,617 657,098 33,587,584
    "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 5.14 0 0 0 5.14 1.60 6.74
    2001 5.42 0 0 0 5.42 .3999 5.82
    2002 3.90 0 0 0 3.90 0 3.90
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