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RANKING OF AIR ISSUESa

ISSUE

RELATIVE RISKb

NEED FOR FURTHER ACTIONc

CITY'S ABILITY TO FURTHER INFLUENCEd

OVERALL PRIORITYe

Transportation Sources

High

High

High

1

Wood Burning

High

High

High

2

Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS)

High

High

High

3

Other Indoor Air Pollution

Medium-High

High

Medium

4

Noise Pollution

Low

High

High

4

Fugitive Dust

Medium

Medium

High

4

Gas Stations

Medium

Low

High

4

Industrial Point Sources

Medium-High

Medium

Medium-Low

8

Centralia Power

Plant

Medium

Medium

Low

8

Yard Burning

Low

Low

High

10

Other nonpoint Sources

Low

Medium-Low

Medium-Low

10

Nonionizing Electromagnetic Radiation

Not Ranked

Not Ranked

Not Ranked

Not Ranked

SOURCE: "Rankings of Air Issues," from Environmental Risks in Seattle, A Comparative Assessment, published by the City of Seattle, Office for Long-range Planning, Seattle, Washington, October 1991. Reprinted with permission.

a Note that the Air Team chose not to rank nonionizing electromagnetic radiation, due to the high degree of scientific uncertainty surrounding the issue.

b Relative risks to the issue poses to human health, the environment, and quality of life.

c Need for action above and beyond existing efforts to reduce risks.

d City's ability to further influence the problem, given jurisdictional constraints and overall practicality.

e Overall priority for action, combining relative risk, need for further action, and City's ability to influence.



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