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Environmental Release Report: NORTHUMBERLAND County, PA
 
 
  • Map Locating Toxic Chemical Releases
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in NORTHUMBERLAND 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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    *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 NORTHUMBERLAND County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:CHROMIUM COMPOUNDS
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to cancer risk
    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:MERCURY 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 53,779 23
    Suspected Carcinogens 99,571 .690
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 745,931 132
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 95,076 4
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 1,028,477 125
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 144,071 17
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 289,137 150
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 1,134,033 130
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 1,198,693 127
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 63,882
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 1,170,519 131
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 722 2
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 775,444 135
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 1,221,419 274
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 1,120,643 87

    *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 2,807,602 12,464 0 0 2,820,066 4,589,792 NA
    1989 2,590,668 26,871 196 0 2,617,735 2,634,749 NA
    1990 2,420,415 21,574 163 0 2,442,152 2,230,241 NA
    1991 2,449,409 11,337 267,752 0 2,728,498 2,307,072 13,391,799
    1992 2,005,155 9,766 5 0 2,014,926 2,663,620 11,957,718
    1993 2,085,200 9,503 5 0 2,094,708 2,645,004 7,411,063
    1994 2,090,922 6,855 250 0 2,098,027 2,119,541 6,983,581
    1995 1,499,960 7,516 12,942 0 1,520,418 1,403,552 5,703,651
    1996 1,194,751 4,499 0 0 1,199,250 2,683,700 7,080,677
    1997 1,034,546 4,030 0 0 1,038,576 7,275,076 7,287,166
    1998 1,175,044 12,482 0 0 1,187,526 5,587,508 12,807,218
    1999 1,510,237 10,028 0 0 1,520,265 6,370,868 12,918,161
    2000 832,594 3,910 0 0 836,504 3,156,242 8,151,513
    2001 1,984,491 8,225 1,255 0 1,993,971 7,174,926 12,788,739
    2002 1,222,491 288 2,900 0 1,225,679 7,551,096 11,845,018
    "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 1.07 0 0 0 1.07 0 1.07
    2001 1.05 0 0 0 1.05 0 1.05
    2002 .63 0 0 0 .63 0 .63
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