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Environmental Release Report: Zip Code 19605 (READING, PA)
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in Zip Code 19605*
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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 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
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:LEAD COMPOUNDS
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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 4,160 129
    Suspected Carcinogens 2
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 35,177 1,337
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 2,151 129
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 31,110 866
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 3,118 2
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 2,736 245
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 35,282 879
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 35,578 879
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 9,826 471
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 1,021 127
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 33,846 1,210
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 35,298 1,210
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 4,526 460

    *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 30,582 730 0 0 31,312 1,119,648 NA
    1989 23,748 1,646 4,500 0 29,894 1,932,636 NA
    1990 21,046 3,810 0 0 24,856 27,150,394 NA
    1991 24,550 1,794 0 0 26,344 11,418,282 162,155,603
    1992 123,168 1,852 0 0 125,020 17,089,296 138,394,895
    1993 136,516 2,502 0 0 139,018 7,130,553 150,313,475
    1994 117,110 3,534 0 0 120,644 9,012,430 125,025,866
    1995 65,011 871 0 0 65,882 4,156,748 80,658,818
    1996 51,130 3,634 0 0 54,764 4,673,923 90,950,671
    1997 46,828 1,590 0 0 48,418 6,810,099 83,289,011
    1998 95,507 1,284 0 1 96,792 12,720,783 105,751,172
    1999 43,821 1,207 0 0 45,028 2,910,541 57,137,096
    2000 44,404 944 0 0 45,348 3,196,133 68,891,578
    2001 39,547 927 0 0 40,474 2,885,555 57,943,485
    2002 37,395 1,337 0 0 38,732 1,847,885 63,492,120
    "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 .38 0 0 0 .38 1.12 1.50
    2001 .0662 0 0 0 .0662 .1952 .2613
    2002 .0666 0 0 0 .0666 0 .2674
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