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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:LEAD
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    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 1,430 24
    Suspected Carcinogens 787
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 4,133 23
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 1,430
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 3,297 23
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 1,430
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 1,601 24
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 4,814 29
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 7,969
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 7,769
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 1,430
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 5,571 23
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 8,922 53
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 6,501 24

    *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 436,769 501 85,300 0 522,570 1,307,217 NA
    1989 428,676 63,692 79,740 0 572,108 3,467,228 NA
    1990 393,213 36,128 8,900 0 438,241 2,030,445 NA
    1991 218,742 1,036 0 0 219,778 804,518 1,293,529
    1992 243,588 1,985 0 0 245,573 1,414,549 2,102,381
    1993 182,893 275 0 0 183,168 330,710 986,403
    1994 185,609 528 0 0 186,137 251,640 773,231
    1995 114,005 255 0 0 114,260 164,935 820,905
    1996 104,117 271 3,001 0 107,389 254,991 587,528
    1997 65,142 270 0 0 65,412 653,691 610,863
    1998 22,816 273 19 0 23,108 203,925 248,026
    1999 5,845 309 15 0 6,169 204,932 197,723
    2000 16,028 85 14 0 16,127 139,418 162,274
    2001 11,841 26 12 0 11,879 145,421 194,593
    2002 8,970 53 26 0 9,049 167,294 269,525
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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