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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:1,1-DICHLORO-1-FLUOROETHANE
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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 100,205 3,666
    Suspected Carcinogens 15,165 1,883
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 288,367 2,498,408
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 43,188 1,834
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 191,586 1,852
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 85,679 2
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 219,202 5,723
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 213,937 3,886
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 282,477 4,742
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 7,261 15
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 350,135 13,390
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 16,782 1,831
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 274,217 13,358
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 369,316 15,805
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 306,982 6,354

    *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 1,293,779 56,921 1,726,628 0 3,077,328 2,068,045 NA
    1989 1,229,461 25,802 651,200 0 1,906,463 1,616,014 NA
    1990 1,449,501 66,781 313,741 0 1,830,023 2,489,769 NA
    1991 1,466,797 19,767 134,574 0 1,621,138 2,414,432 21,678,945
    1992 969,753 41,756 368,681 250 1,380,440 3,860,369 21,722,571
    1993 652,044 10,272 370,087 0 1,032,403 4,960,168 26,184,858
    1994 601,200 3,769 364,882 0 969,851 3,228,081 20,598,969
    1995 337,863 8,221 436,512 0 782,596 3,584,059 15,926,152
    1996 376,461 1,506,836 470,275 0 2,353,572 4,745,187 24,340,322
    1997 422,023 1,512,342 64,137 0 1,998,502 7,787,363 23,090,506
    1998 407,817 2,532,667 3,940,305 0 6,880,789 3,527,465 38,832,308
    1999 511,431 2,778,664 3,718,701 0 7,008,796 9,257,163 56,240,706
    2000 594,251 2,672,082 2,806,112 0 6,072,445 11,407,917 88,461,999
    2001 511,297 2,247,796 969,705 0 3,728,798 9,626,697 51,564,067
    2002 421,884 2,512,101 3,342,105 0 6,276,090 21,218,364 65,608,022
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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