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Environmental Release Report: ELK County, PA
 
 
  • Map Locating Toxic Chemical Releases
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in ELK 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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    *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 ELK County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:CHROMIUM
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to cancer risk
    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:LEAD
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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 63,457 4,141
    Suspected Carcinogens 599 .410
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 45,628 98
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 11,279 68
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 188,335 3,721
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 32,444 67
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 370,153 5,390
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 198,038 3,788
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 560,903 9,260
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 393,042
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 292,899 45,102
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 588 67
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 142,249 41,308
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 690,143 46,335
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 687,826 12,970

    *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 1,032,162 13,567 6,952 0 1,052,681 121,503 NA
    1989 1,558,209 8,624 500 0 1,567,333 275,540 NA
    1990 1,493,827 22,982 505 10 1,517,324 400,375 NA
    1991 1,574,696 6,767 28,139 0 1,609,602 887,774 6,437,297
    1992 1,424,182 6,075 92,569 0 1,522,826 956,688 6,779,488
    1993 1,646,801 3,514 1,491 2 1,651,808 985,246 7,422,519
    1994 1,099,255 27,962 25,947 0 1,153,164 840,405 7,806,617
    1995 971,744 3,403 8,202 0 983,349 900,441 6,365,483
    1996 1,011,013 50,018 3,453 0 1,064,484 897,078 6,804,233
    1997 916,271 60,951 81,563 0 1,058,785 1,877,772 6,877,973
    1998 1,025,234 53,960 147,283 0 1,226,477 755,923 6,894,753
    1999 969,057 61,527 17,523 0 1,048,107 835,547 56,520,765
    2000 1,010,636 94,124 55,181 0 1,159,940 1,036,176 11,029,591
    2001 882,428 41,761 57,901 0 982,089 872,936 12,383,270
    2002 690,215 46,356 21,543 0 758,113 769,891 10,820,114
    "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 .66 2.26 2.49 0 5.41 3.20 8.87
    2001 .66 0 .479 0 1.14 .341 1.48
    2002 .66 0 .137 0 .797 .109 .91
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