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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:CHROMIUM
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to cancer risk
    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:LEAD
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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 181,697 913
    Suspected Carcinogens 98,977 210
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 350,687 1,191
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 5,949 381
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 339,699 815
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 286,145 180
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 457,193 4,228
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 333,767 1,156
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 484,615 5,709
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 13,388
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 484,401 6,023
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 1,786 371
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 487,711 5,900
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 624,702 9,140
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 506,766 2,027

    *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 629,752 237,468 0 0 867,220 10,499,913 NA
    1989 829,437 67,137 1,500 0 898,074 4,040,330 NA
    1990 952,155 124,252 1,320 0 1,077,727 5,526,869 NA
    1991 705,185 82,143 570 0 787,898 17,116,595 32,076,687
    1992 923,649 61,067 2,905 0 987,621 18,681,370 31,962,081
    1993 629,185 9,048 178 0 638,411 16,798,757 32,880,150
    1994 821,173 2,714 123 0 824,010 15,374,362 27,588,418
    1995 953,708 25,730 2,350 0 981,788 16,936,836 40,982,663
    1996 926,619 616,860 12,713 0 1,556,192 9,720,777 34,242,898
    1997 925,592 54,480 25,331 0 1,005,403 20,770,198 39,267,517
    1998 704,991 3,913 64,337 0 773,241 9,016,998 37,388,102
    1999 886,735 19,163 25 0 905,923 9,514,449 38,731,752
    2000 665,376 7,867 1,000 0 674,243 10,095,832 39,484,703
    2001 617,160 10,308 1,200 0 628,668 13,963,069 64,664,502
    2002 635,322 9,336 2,613 0 647,271 16,205,613 65,631,144
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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