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Environmental Release Report: LUZERNE County, PA
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in LUZERNE 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):
    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 LUZERNE 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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    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 38,353 33
    Suspected Carcinogens 9,612 27
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 269,897 65
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 6,535 19
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 129,604 46
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 23,287 44
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 173,505 82
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 133,796 64
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 295,187 65
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 82,576
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 310,546 65
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 2,512 17
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 161,784 48
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 315,569 82
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 289,314 63

    *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 1,266,142 5,216 381 44,640 1,316,379 6,656,816 NA
    1989 1,786,824 2,917 272 0 1,790,013 1,238,356 NA
    1990 1,522,663 1,672 2,199 0 1,526,534 335,419 NA
    1991 1,810,055 0 302 0 1,810,357 2,322,484 23,930,543
    1992 1,826,871 551 174 0 1,827,596 1,979,990 22,706,482
    1993 1,521,460 603 0 750 1,522,813 2,041,849 20,960,586
    1994 1,529,092 900 0 0 1,529,992 2,101,224 13,805,946
    1995 1,863,253 556 0 0 1,863,809 2,039,711 23,480,350
    1996 1,568,843 703 0 0 1,569,546 3,336,301 36,168,102
    1997 1,533,112 54 1,250 0 1,534,416 5,834,146 28,326,557
    1998 2,101,401 74 0 0 2,101,475 2,781,037 30,771,101
    1999 1,998,619 86 11,449 0 2,010,154 2,679,354 24,918,420
    2000 1,694,247 53 11,449 0 1,705,749 2,375,462 28,720,983
    2001 993,890 99 0 0 993,989 2,191,041 26,789,988
    2002 404,934 112 0 0 405,046 2,630,175 28,291,797
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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