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

    View Summary Environmental Justice Report (en español).

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:CHROMIUM
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to cancer risk
    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:LEAD COMPOUNDS
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to noncancer risk


    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 12
    Suspected Carcinogens 250
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 262
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 2
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 20
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 22
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 32
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 262
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 12
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 2
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 270
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 270
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 260

    *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 131,924 83 0 0 132,007 18,687 NA
    1989 154,321 21 0 0 154,342 19,456 NA
    1990 130,178 17 0 0 130,195 18,200 NA
    1991 140,609 10 0 0 140,619 68,678 207,800
    1992 100,449 10 0 0 100,459 62,075 165,860
    1993 32,385 10 0 0 32,395 55,940 92,325
    1994 32,161 5 0 0 32,166 23,630 51,320
    1995 20,344 5 0 0 20,349 24,794 35,998
    1996 10,620 0 0 0 10,620 11,316 22,267
    1997 12,030 0 0 0 12,030 23,140 20,000
    1998 30 0 0 0 30 8,954 8,984
    1999 30 0 0 0 30 13,999 14,033
    2000 482 0 0 0 482 19,866 20,302
    2001 1,382 0 0 0 1,382 271,660 274,091
    2002 305 0 0 0 305 24,987 26,154
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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