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Environmental Release Report: Zip Code 16160 (WEST PITTSBURG, PA)
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in Zip Code 16160*
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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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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
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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 159 7
    Suspected Carcinogens 795 10
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 103,489 12
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 325 2
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 103,164 10
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 1,087,730 17
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 499 12
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 1,190,435 7
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 1,659,517
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 103,580 12
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 85 2
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 102,899 10
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 1,660,067 20
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 1,659,991 260

    *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
    7 TRI chemicals released to air in the United States lack the risk assessment values required for safety assessment
    219 TRI chemicals released to air in the United States lack the exposure estimates required for safety assessment
    Water Releases
    6 TRI chems released to water in the United States lack the risk assessment values required for safety assessment
    173 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
    1999 1,297,510 1,010 168,170 0 1,466,690 0 1,779,480
    2000 1,519,331 781 264,331 0 1,784,443 0 2,110,053
    2001 1,913,058 288 329,838 0 2,243,184 0 2,419,433
    2002 1,661,386 282 264,459 0 1,926,127 0 2,081,685
    "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 1.19 0 0 0 1.19 0 1.19
    2001 1.31 0 0 0 1.31 0 1.31
    2002 1.13 0 0 0 1.13 0 1.13
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