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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:CHROMIUM
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:COPPER
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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 4,503 1
    Suspected Carcinogens 770 2
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 48,736 9
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 17,554
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 37,215 9
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 4,243
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 23,002 3
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 37,278 11
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 61,334 766
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 22,500
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 60,824 757
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 4
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 51,217 767
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 70,559 767
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 57,815 745

    *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 1,429,578 1,568 0 0 1,431,146 294,427 NA
    1989 1,288,987 547 1,500 0 1,291,034 159,760 NA
    1990 1,140,241 85 20 5 1,140,351 303,993 NA
    1991 1,151,557 294 0 0 1,151,851 3,852,466 6,059,934
    1992 1,074,808 724 0 0 1,075,532 4,621,110 7,614,215
    1993 748,382 855 0 0 749,237 7,427,504 11,338,056
    1994 880,526 301 0 0 880,827 6,791,011 10,388,407
    1995 505,964 456 0 0 506,420 7,390,738 10,363,404
    1996 262,164 671 0 0 262,835 7,038,276 10,221,718
    1997 270,587 194 0 0 270,781 12,538,859 9,241,937
    1998 306,113 208 0 0 306,321 7,224,673 10,519,719
    1999 271,758 157 15 0 271,930 7,646,528 10,323,771
    2000 139,277 286 20 0 139,583 7,148,960 10,758,483
    2001 107,450 481 4 0 107,935 3,630,730 5,357,299
    2002 70,559 767 16 0 71,342 1,447,040 2,331,800
    "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
    2001 .445 0 0 0 .445 .445 .89
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