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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:CHLORODIFLUOROMETHANE
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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:LEAD COMPOUNDS
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:LEAD 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 519
    Suspected Carcinogens 89
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 38,642 5
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 1,019
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 37,534 5
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 2,925
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 1,019
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 3,953 5
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 55,960 5
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 34,600
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 58,785
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 519
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 55,441 5
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 58,371 5
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 54,687

    *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 31,055 500 40,100 0 71,655 37,090 NA
    1989 132,376 250 73,500 0 206,126 43,150 NA
    1990 156,543 5 0 0 156,548 51,315 NA
    1991 32,050 250 67,300 0 99,600 32,960 285,995
    1992 36,281 0 27,140 0 63,421 15,070 174,320
    1993 20,091 250 0 0 20,341 37,112 152,976
    1994 28,970 1,250 3,600 0 33,820 35,412 497,240
    1995 107,568 1,000 4,350 0 112,918 50,928 297,800
    1996 108,712 1,000 3,786 0 113,498 47,719 321,844
    1997 110,811 1,000 9,232 0 121,043 135,166 293,397
    1998 119,499 750 59,775 0 180,024 60,459 321,591
    1999 80,291 750 18,139 0 99,180 125,315 313,621
    2000 62,595 750 37,375 0 100,720 145,110 342,629
    2001 59,284 750 88,469 0 148,503 206,568 391,705
    2002 58,901 5 60,600 0 119,506 460,348 647,464
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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