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Environmental Release Report: SOMERSET County, PA
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in SOMERSET 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 SOMERSET 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 SOMERSET County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:CHROMIUM COMPOUNDS
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    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 539 35
    Suspected Carcinogens 4,311 39
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 12,829 45
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 39 7
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 12,290 28
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 4,850 74
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 16,640 58
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 12,329 17
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 12,329 118
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 39 7
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 12,790 138
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 17,601 189
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 16,601 66

    *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 120,250 0 250 0 120,500 267,960 NA
    1989 132,530 1,750 1,760,250 0 1,894,530 46,560 NA
    1990 167,647 2,020 87,840 0 257,507 85,496 NA
    1991 196,110 2,025 212 0 198,347 383,020 579,355
    1992 207,474 3,038 0 0 210,512 668,140 817,832
    1993 292,613 2,275 0 0 294,888 568,482 768,059
    1994 196,786 2,521 0 0 199,307 337,884 519,796
    1995 162,737 2,035 0 0 164,772 504,747 657,322
    1996 187,836 2,030 250 0 190,116 478,193 700,820
    1997 235,221 2,290 0 0 237,511 876,628 658,328
    1998 222,051 1,780 0 0 223,831 377,194 597,903
    1999 69,160 795 0 0 69,955 47,073 112,912
    2000 26,480 50 0 0 26,530 4,391 31,014
    2001 39,968 300 51,130 0 91,398 14,493 106,286
    2002 17,640 196 50,129 0 67,966 78,151 271,940
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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