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Environmental Release Report: Zip Code 17512 (COLUMBIA, PA)
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in Zip Code 17512*
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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 4,031 4
    Suspected Carcinogens 5
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 4,036 4
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 3,698 4
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 338
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 81 1
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 26,542 73
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 4,364 4
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 3,708 4
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 3,703 4
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 3,698 4
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 343
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 23,581 70
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 419 1

    *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
    1988 117,178 1,631 0 0 118,809 891,750 NA
    1989 450,651 117 0 0 450,768 15,152 NA
    1990 123,525 88 0 0 123,613 9,402 NA
    1991 106,165 60 0 0 106,225 62,883 1,541,711
    1992 113,564 64 0 0 113,628 136,704 1,642,103
    1993 118,422 84 0 0 118,506 137,997 3,761,130
    1994 156,612 492 0 0 157,104 4,420,924 4,539,260
    1995 4,540 529 0 0 5,069 3,599,103 3,662,805
    1996 3,659 607 0 0 4,266 3,022,808 2,994,037
    1997 1,659 240 0 0 1,899 6,452,759 3,209,701
    1998 2,720 30 0 0 2,750 229,738 321,211
    1999 2,804 11 0 0 2,815 276,187 329,746
    2000 2,021 20 0 0 2,041 300,503 350,418
    2001 24,647 89 0 0 24,736 5,878,655 9,057,253
    2002 27,198 73 0 0 27,271 4,071,594 7,889,320
    "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
    2002 5.40 0 0 0 5.40 0 5.40
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