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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:LEAD COMPOUNDS
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to cancer risk
    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:LEAD 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 85,440 58
    Suspected Carcinogens 54,403 2
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 377,859 566
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 95,501 305
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 312,345 262
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 83,205 55
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 190,807 556
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 401,319 518
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 748,680 2,109
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 77,492
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 767,828 2,105
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 21,830 53
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 509,432 2,055
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 708,203 2,357
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 762,301 2,101

    *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 8,838,367 62,244 25,782 250 8,926,643 17,802,220 NA
    1989 6,878,981 67,748 22,641 0 6,969,370 12,726,687 NA
    1990 5,904,483 40,858 46,667 5 5,992,013 14,198,081 NA
    1991 5,223,448 39,438 8,166 0 5,271,052 15,444,287 99,597,585
    1992 5,161,107 23,758 29,717 0 5,214,582 10,941,541 101,077,476
    1993 4,050,568 10,533 26,048 0 4,087,149 8,807,453 105,807,848
    1994 3,551,795 62,168 3,749 0 3,617,712 7,195,362 85,909,698
    1995 3,103,735 9,280 2,558 0 3,115,573 6,834,511 79,393,494
    1996 1,773,966 11,661 1,319 0 1,786,946 9,912,176 81,989,006
    1997 1,387,834 6,327 7,184 0 1,401,345 9,160,886 59,639,032
    1998 1,330,676 9,417 824 0 1,340,917 13,270,162 77,135,065
    1999 1,183,023 7,362 97 0 1,190,482 24,289,016 86,371,097
    2000 872,154 12,502 12,813 0 897,469 32,014,519 95,272,222
    2001 909,667 12,209 1,202 0 923,079 30,728,049 195,127,110
    2002 894,670 2,360 5,387 0 902,416 8,881,983 178,681,495
    "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 .3006 0 0 0 .3006 0 .2832
    2001 .4097 0 0 0 .4097 0 .4097
    2002 .3844 0 0 0 .3844 0 .3844
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