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Environmental Release Report: LANCASTER County, PA
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in LANCASTER County*
    Cleanest/Best Counties in US Percentile Dirtiest/Worst Counties in US
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    Cancer risk score (air and water releases):
    Noncancer risk score (air and water releases):
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    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 LANCASTER County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:1,1-DICHLORO-1-FLUOROETHANE
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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 103,459 779
    Suspected Carcinogens 75,946 66
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 854,461 74
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 414,121 52
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 489,006 83
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 69,616 26
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 795,014 1,053
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 905,544 79
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 1,012,336 866
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 15,600
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 1,121,328 839
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 6,731 52
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 884,284 814
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 1,155,685 1,119
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 996,365 773

    *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 5,553,309 5,748 513,337 0 6,072,394 6,126,484 NA
    1989 6,281,081 1,638 10,429 0 6,293,148 5,189,782 NA
    1990 5,418,483 164 1,790 35 5,420,472 6,761,141 NA
    1991 4,087,482 96 1,429 0 4,089,007 8,965,660 21,280,083
    1992 4,689,593 598 2,005 0 4,692,196 7,957,751 21,783,954
    1993 3,565,852 692 2,558 0 3,569,102 9,585,650 26,548,257
    1994 3,105,101 2,223 2,429 0 3,109,753 14,648,977 28,836,324
    1995 2,875,543 7,330 4,724 0 2,887,597 13,023,595 22,369,434
    1996 2,486,437 9,212 69,820 0 2,565,469 17,430,220 20,406,573
    1997 2,509,141 5,679 39,156 0 2,553,976 29,356,898 20,221,256
    1998 2,260,471 5,397 53,906 0 2,319,774 13,173,663 16,488,063
    1999 1,419,142 658 31,332 0 1,451,132 13,350,617 18,637,433
    2000 1,404,943 543 62,251 0 1,467,737 19,592,834 23,717,757
    2001 1,277,224 454 368,960 0 1,646,638 17,657,468 25,024,170
    2002 1,167,154 1,206 166,894 0 1,335,254 13,437,206 21,107,612
    "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 .1117 0 0 0 .1117 .38 173
    2001 7.25 0 0 0 7.25 168 184
    2002 5.41 0 0 0 5.41 0 194
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