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Environmental Release Report: NORTHAMPTON County, PA
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in NORTHAMPTON 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 NORTHAMPTON 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:MERCURY 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 43,722 21
    Suspected Carcinogens 13,512 20
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 361,577 21
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 9,023 4
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 338,346 17
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 38,079
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 3,153,765 63
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 79,527 50
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 3,471,189 38,252
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 3,619,944
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 1,988,238 38,252
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 4,150 4
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 366,273 38,265
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 3,730,770 38,333
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 5,304,406 38,285

    *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 1,668,705 137,851 2,864,350 0 4,670,906 1,584,904 NA
    1989 1,777,291 218,201 2,300,480 0 4,295,972 555,530 NA
    1990 2,285,541 183,078 2,070,400 0 4,539,019 783,434 NA
    1991 1,429,543 91,494 1,329,505 0 2,850,542 1,209,913 73,304,203
    1992 877,884 134,064 531,600 0 1,543,548 1,067,630 56,598,009
    1993 880,153 53,488 0 0 933,641 593,353 75,308,441
    1994 984,116 342,622 12,539 0 1,339,277 762,232 73,253,833
    1995 853,205 16,080 0 0 869,285 401,610 42,337,039
    1996 1,178,345 2,718 0 0 1,181,063 485,076 16,812,098
    1997 579,981 3,526 0 0 583,507 1,684,033 21,229,693
    1998 2,979,520 21,801 115,167 0 3,116,488 2,419,288 16,791,182
    1999 4,197,751 23,345 98,623 0 4,319,719 1,602,259 25,515,394
    2000 3,898,937 33,296 136,081 0 4,068,314 1,581,196 31,718,492
    2001 2,865,580 34,044 152,417 0 3,052,042 1,837,045 29,780,262
    2002 5,352,841 38,337 163,039 0 5,554,217 1,303,325 25,932,151
    "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
    2000 14.24 0 0 0 14.24 0 14.24
    2001 9.93 0 0 0 9.93 0 9.93
    2002 6.96 0 0 0 6.96 0 6.96
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