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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:DICHLOROMETHANE
    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 784,844 339
    Suspected Carcinogens 143,613 6
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 1,000,534 846
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 18,167 75
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 295,567 521
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 870,663
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 541,902 344
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 1,012,951 844
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 1,458,691 851
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 483,005
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 1,119,940 859
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 5,549 73
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 1,083,410 1,044
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 1,596,655 1,299
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 822,815 526

    *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 3,540,906 763 26,324 0 3,567,993 8,092,841 NA
    1989 3,451,723 0 1,290 0 3,453,013 4,476,822 NA
    1990 3,951,085 661 285 10 3,952,041 5,309,966 NA
    1991 3,429,705 9,052 121,667 0 3,560,424 11,944,720 22,438,648
    1992 3,293,689 11,967 2,775 0 3,308,431 9,352,526 25,295,109
    1993 3,027,729 2,408 2,604 0 3,032,741 9,200,475 28,433,785
    1994 4,219,919 7,839 6,844 0 4,234,602 9,807,984 35,006,959
    1995 4,313,359 9,953 8,168 0 4,331,480 9,622,711 30,677,161
    1996 4,906,139 3,890 1,891 0 4,911,920 10,779,124 29,018,838
    1997 5,130,055 7,161 3,441 0 5,140,657 10,942,714 29,219,677
    1998 4,664,594 9,735 30 0 4,674,359 8,179,475 24,675,440
    1999 4,877,306 2,500 30 0 4,879,836 7,478,402 24,949,365
    2000 4,548,835 1,540 30 0 4,550,405 22,525,266 40,057,755
    2001 3,553,842 1,638 132,694 0 3,688,175 8,697,237 21,637,110
    2002 1,597,856 1,629 994 0 1,600,478 5,636,477 10,733,675
    "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 .5632 0 0 0 .5632 .065 .6282
    2001 .8441 0 .0863 0 .9304 0 .9304
    2002 .273 0 0 0 .273 0 .28
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