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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:ARSENIC (ORGANIC OR INORGANIC COMPOUNDS)
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to cancer risk
    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:MERCURY 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 4,087 1,050
    Suspected Carcinogens 16,506 1,834
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 556,305 2,758
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 2,882 64
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 543,467 2,101
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 1
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 5,664,668 4,320
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 33,203 1,366
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 6,320,837 5,815
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 7,558,646 551
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 684,470 20,875
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 1,685 60
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 679,946 20,694
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 7,713,841 24,296
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 7,707,627 8,017

    *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 257,544 250 0 0 257,794 320,105 NA
    1989 256,150 250 0 0 256,400 246,680 NA
    1990 240,193 250 0 0 240,443 35,320 NA
    1991 279,953 0 0 0 279,953 91,859 372,023
    1992 255,402 250 0 0 255,652 365,288 15,531,184
    1993 95,044 500 0 0 95,544 574,893 17,540,902
    1994 85,902 15 0 0 85,917 423,783 17,475,772
    1995 35,780 0 0 0 35,780 445,974 10,157,284
    1996 260 0 250 0 510 500 328
    1997 375 0 250 0 625 351,400 193,773
    1998 10,918,784 25,900 1,311,750 0 12,256,434 337,800 26,943,037
    1999 11,244,998 18,831 1,483,460 0 12,747,289 28,110 34,791,453
    2000 2,853,137 28,961 1,320,686 0 4,202,784 1,276,866 24,052,039
    2001 2,703,234 17,609 1,203,537 0 3,924,379 196,552 26,663,629
    2002 7,730,542 27,973 1,998,517 0 9,757,032 159,603 47,217,011
    "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 5.55 0 0 0 5.55 0 5.55
    2001 .886 0 0 0 .886 0 .886
    2002 3.39 0 0 0 3.39 0 3.39
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