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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:CADMIUM 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 23,795 146
    Suspected Carcinogens 170,797 47
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 321,634 466,493
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 5,771 27
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 322,053 152
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 190,062
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 1,321,669 336
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 219,877 158
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 1,408,426 32
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 1,697,774
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 324,566 37
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 2,407 27
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 321,249 152
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 1,955,153 398
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 1,912,629 359

    *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 716,204 780 287 0 717,271 209,437 NA
    1989 216,468 780 288 0 217,536 104,724 NA
    1990 464,753 294 503 0 465,550 166,914 NA
    1991 599,041 38 423 0 599,502 2,978,388 6,108,776
    1992 449,567 39 676 0 450,282 5,490,513 27,874,576
    1993 457,209 43 174 0 457,426 10,870,235 63,725,102
    1994 422,392 32 192 0 422,616 10,356,412 174,966,684
    1995 461,317 19 454 0 461,790 15,505,907 164,315,224
    1996 849,731 4,741 0 0 854,472 10,132,841 24,580,499
    1997 1,084,977 4,444 2,480 0 1,091,901 22,378,494 47,223,213
    1998 2,710,116 11,089 223,182 0 2,944,387 7,577,928 30,322,716
    1999 1,865,796 364,700 170,050 0 2,400,546 12,072,628 15,197,741
    2000 2,029,862 240,001 266,388 0 2,536,251 12,291,314 16,362,224
    2001 2,290,601 200,420 337,368 0 2,828,389 8,281,153 12,668,797
    2002 1,958,063 467,079 266,266 0 2,691,408 11,438,374 14,843,754
    "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 6.63 0 0 0 6.63 0 6.63
    2001 4.29 0 0 0 4.29 0 4.29
    2002 1.43 0 0 0 1.43 0 1.43
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