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Environmental Release Report: WASHINGTON County, PA
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in WASHINGTON County*
    Cleanest/Best Counties in US Percentile Dirtiest/Worst Counties in US
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    Cancer risk score (air and water releases):
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    Air releases of recognized developmental 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 WASHINGTON County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:ARSENIC (ORGANIC OR INORGANIC 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 4,979 811
    Suspected Carcinogens 15,615 1,039
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 174,501 4,750
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 73,327 75
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 101,214 1,050
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 72,007 48
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 307,479 1,365
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 10,067 1,583
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 498,056 1,693
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 576,932 5
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 209,212 2,259
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 73,091 69
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 128,157 1,934
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 700,680 3,822
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 688,040 2,699

    *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 2,859,917 174,853 65,610 0 3,100,380 3,059,703 NA
    1989 1,701,079 296,782 83,730 0 2,081,591 2,526,408 NA
    1990 894,478 43,965 86,209 0 1,024,652 1,820,767 NA
    1991 479,156 5,050 6,800 0 491,006 12,760,379 42,188,901
    1992 457,131 161,458 4,101 0 622,690 13,406,193 46,313,443
    1993 367,777 14,056 1 0 381,834 13,900,724 46,376,948
    1994 347,713 22,344 1 0 370,058 13,273,197 45,885,922
    1995 269,437 19,103 5 0 288,545 3,023,222 8,822,946
    1996 200,959 90,346 752 0 292,057 12,953,300 19,296,577
    1997 200,268 106,712 2 0 306,982 27,592,560 22,588,209
    1998 1,802,196 112,013 188,191 80,400 2,182,800 16,236,546 23,460,581
    1999 375,820 86,846 157,200 0 619,866 17,839,791 22,375,029
    2000 515,601 143,081 265,810 0 924,492 15,427,732 21,829,967
    2001 706,380 74,361 606 0 781,347 11,396,991 15,402,154
    2002 704,517 8,243 4,100 0 716,859 12,356,571 18,753,116
    "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 1.62 0 0 0 1.62 0 1.62
    2001 1.77 0 0 0 1.77 0 1.77
    2002 1.66 0 0 0 1.66 0 1.66
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