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Environmental Release Report: MONTGOMERY County, PA
 
 
  • Map Locating Toxic Chemical Releases
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in MONTGOMERY 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):
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    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 MONTGOMERY 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:VINYL CHLORIDE
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:LEAD COMPOUNDS
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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 619,208 525
    Suspected Carcinogens 37,117 961
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 719,361 104,321
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 2,493 20
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 927,646 4,206
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 519,632 265
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 505,800 556
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 863,657 5,438
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 1,037,482 7,511
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 39,022
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 1,107,086 7,987
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 673 20
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 750,274 6,683
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 1,111,767 8,248
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 1,047,773 4,999

    *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 5,260,109 63,565 193,802 0 5,517,476 7,712,070 NA
    1989 3,801,563 37,042 15,295 0 3,853,900 1,514,641 NA
    1990 4,250,357 45,438 19,054 0 4,314,849 1,259,780 NA
    1991 3,206,999 23,071 109,286 0 3,339,356 2,594,780 16,301,076
    1992 2,612,990 19,972 79,288 0 2,712,250 3,440,433 18,327,390
    1993 2,114,564 42,148 78,285 0 2,234,997 4,272,373 19,042,949
    1994 1,789,789 30,148 51,055 0 1,870,992 3,590,534 14,521,605
    1995 1,839,760 18,882 43,134 0 1,901,776 4,188,195 16,963,420
    1996 1,234,404 32,049 39,583 0 1,306,036 3,567,028 13,203,168
    1997 1,187,664 26,568 35,821 0 1,250,053 8,369,672 13,538,543
    1998 1,242,432 13,747 35,230 0 1,291,409 5,753,671 14,299,998
    1999 2,081,120 126,313 750 0 2,208,183 5,627,861 20,912,793
    2000 1,679,248 92,906 250 0 1,772,404 4,521,998 19,465,562
    2001 1,432,127 75,040 765 0 1,507,932 4,861,180 24,570,315
    2002 1,151,606 109,659 265 0 1,261,530 4,329,100 18,669,789
    "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
    2001 0 0 0 0 0 .35 .35
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