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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:LEAD COMPOUNDS
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to cancer risk
    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:LEAD COMPOUNDS
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to noncancer risk


    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 11,498 32
    Suspected Carcinogens 19,088
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 177,540 122,615
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 36,997 933
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 116,470 89
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 29,255 3
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 117,152 52
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 148,707 1,020
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 183,315 121
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 1,900
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 211,294 1,059
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 2,608 29
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 138,511 1,013
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 207,918 132
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 183,687 92

    *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 1,243,812 4,836 0 0 1,248,648 1,093,383 NA
    1989 1,110,125 11,906 0 0 1,122,031 666,763 NA
    1990 889,557 10,380 10 0 899,947 252,394 NA
    1991 691,706 10,278 1,794 0 703,778 987,692 10,000,853
    1992 546,383 15,180 500 0 562,063 584,222 9,670,692
    1993 364,950 23,403 250 0 388,603 545,522 9,141,453
    1994 345,800 18,472 1,000 0 365,272 654,634 10,991,699
    1995 358,190 15,570 1,000 0 374,760 789,007 10,788,667
    1996 280,009 109,240 95 0 389,344 803,683 4,661,624
    1997 217,507 152,835 0 0 370,342 1,124,005 4,871,361
    1998 264,061 103,248 0 0 367,309 1,334,463 6,707,541
    1999 209,540 147,394 260 0 357,194 810,216 4,604,247
    2000 194,311 154,963 0 0 349,274 904,513 4,836,561
    2001 234,612 74,343 0 0 308,955 965,765 4,269,035
    2002 213,702 122,618 26 0 336,346 1,063,916 3,988,379
    "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
    2002 .14 0 0 0 .14 0 .14
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