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Environmental Release Report: YORK County, PA
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in YORK 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):
    Air releases of recognized carcinogens:
    Air releases of recognized developmental toxicants:
    Air releases of recognized reproductive 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 YORK 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:ARSENIC (ORGANIC OR INORGANIC COMPOUNDS)
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:MERCURY 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 95,822 2,429
    Suspected Carcinogens 21,917 500
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 1,238,538 54,704
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 90,374 100
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 1,313,090 777
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 121,779
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 5,296,383 4,111
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 858,098 1,915
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 6,596,424 4,236
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 6,258,484
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 1,665,418 5,436
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 2,778 99
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 1,179,426 5,303
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 7,321,079 7,045
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 7,159,630 17,334

    *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 3,384,504 129,903 183,700 0 3,698,107 2,638,153 NA
    1989 3,654,907 7,011 175,716 0 3,837,634 3,649,354 NA
    1990 3,683,806 5,105 196,750 20 3,885,681 831,805 NA
    1991 3,791,622 5,563 185,533 0 3,982,718 2,980,845 42,508,529
    1992 3,240,942 5,911 239,264 0 3,486,117 4,340,098 44,700,591
    1993 3,402,325 14,619 2,267 0 3,419,211 4,292,031 41,457,341
    1994 2,709,646 3,129 1,352 0 2,714,127 4,117,487 38,954,366
    1995 2,674,587 3,053 2,349 0 2,679,989 6,069,496 36,055,512
    1996 2,503,912 5,593 48,176 0 2,557,681 3,711,239 20,976,618
    1997 2,446,696 3,510 55,568 0 2,505,774 8,413,830 22,301,743
    1998 7,611,856 22,516 76,273 0 7,710,645 12,011,196 35,102,830
    1999 7,476,466 71,450 44,284 0 7,592,200 12,553,515 35,241,908
    2000 6,878,778 71,693 71,049 0 7,021,519 14,471,735 35,882,395
    2001 5,553,424 66,158 83,069 0 5,702,652 9,547,083 29,658,438
    2002 7,362,435 74,477 106,426 0 7,543,338 6,557,733 30,484,046
    "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 5.86 1.59 9.97 0 17.42 .0898 27.21
    2001 4.22 .9253 4.48 0 9.62 .0834 14.66
    2002 6.14 .8632 3.51 0 10.51 .0611 15.06
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