Sulfur oxides, particulates, carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, and nitrogen oxides are delineated with respect to source type, season of the year and geographical distribution within the area. The general procedure for the surveys of seven counties in Southwest New York was based upon the rapid survey technique for estimating air pollutant emissions, with a grid coordinate system employed to show the geographical distribution of emissions within counties. Stationary conbustion sources, especially four steam-electric plants located in the area which had coal fired units, accounted for 99 percent of all sulfur oxide emissions and 71 percent of nitrogen oxides. While the four power plants also contributed the majority of particulate emissions (52 percent), other industrial processes contributed 12 percent of the emissions, the largest source of which was the mineral products industry. Motor vehicles contributed 88 percent of the carbon monoxide emitted annually and were the major source of hydrocarbon emissions. Railroads, aircraft, incineration, open burning, gasoline storage and handling, automobiles, and solvents also caused large amounts of pollution.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Environmental Protection Agency

    Air Pollution Control Office
    Durham, NC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Beaty, J R
  • Publication Date: 1971-2

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 73 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00041790
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Air Pollution Technical Information Center
  • Report/Paper Numbers: PUB-APTD-0824
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 23 1974 12:00AM