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Environmental Release Report: UNION County, PA
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in UNION 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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    Rank counties in PENNSYLVANIA or facilities in UNION 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 UNION County

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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: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 5 2
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 46,998 2
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 5 2
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 58,744
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 46,998 2
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 58,749 2
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 58,749 2
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 58,749 2
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 5 2
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 46,993
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 58,744
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 58,744

    *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 933,384 0 500 0 933,884 5,544 NA
    1989 799,912 2,600 255 0 802,767 944 NA
    1990 653,246 2,300 10 0 655,556 21,811 NA
    1991 673,840 250 255 0 674,345 67,199 737,470
    1992 705,377 750 72 0 706,199 63,836 768,024
    1993 575,935 750 100 0 576,785 45,827 620,309
    1994 533,081 250 88 0 533,419 16,805 547,764
    1995 372,703 0 0 0 372,703 19,085 389,778
    1996 201,829 0 0 0 201,829 7,782 228,449
    1997 144,731 0 10 0 144,741 32,866 159,320
    1998 55,151 0 500 0 55,651 14,142 68,789
    1999 42,019 0 0 0 42,019 23,638 65,133
    2000 43,271 0 0 0 43,271 14,766 57,522
    2001 46,838 2 0 0 46,840 1,147 48,003
    2002 58,749 2 0 0 58,751 1,139 59,889
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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