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Princeton Environment Facts

Air Quality, Water Quality, Climate and more


Princeton
Air Quality
Mercer County
. Good Days Moderate Days Unhealthy for Sensitive Persons Days Unhealthy Days Very Unhealthy Days
2017 279 82 4 0 0
2016 256 97 12 1 0
2015 246 109 10 0 0
2014 265 98 2 0 0
2013 257 106 2 0 0




Princeton
Water Quality
Middle Delaware-Musconetcong & Raritan Watersheds
. % Good % Threatened % Impaired
2014 na na na
2012 na na na
2010 na na na
2008 na na na
2006 12 0 88
2004 na na na
2002 19 0 81




Princeton
Recreation
. # of Parks # of Parks
(99 City Avg)
National Parks, Historic Sites, etc.
(managed by National Park Service)
Delaware National Scenic River, Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site plus 31 more 7
National Campgrounds, Lodges, etc.
(other federal agency-managed sites)
10 26
State Parks, Sites, etc. 30 11



Princeton Climate
(1971-2000)
. . 99 City Avg
January - Avg Low Temp 22 F 27 F
January - Avg Daily Temp 30 F 37 F
July - Avg Daily Temp 74 F 74 F
July - Avg High Temp 85 F 86 F
Avg Annual Precipitation 48 in 35 in



Princeton Elevation
100 feet GPTR 99 City Average
1,652 feet



Princeton
Natural Hazards
. Risk Level 99 City Average
Total Hazard Risk Moderate Moderate
Earthquake .7% 10.9%
Tsunami No Risk No Risk
Hurricane 20-40 10
Flood Very High Very High
Tornado Low Low
Volcano No Risk No Risk
Wildfire Low Low



Princeton
Man-Made Hazards (Nuclear)
Nuclear Power Stations
(# Reactors)
Distance from City GPTR 99 City
Average
Limerick (2) 45 miles 50% of cities are within 100 miles of at least one nuclear station
Oyster Creek (1) 50 miles
Indian Point (2) 60 miles
Hope Creek (1) 60 miles
Salem (2) 70 miles
Peach Bottom (2) 90 miles



Princeton
Heating and Cooling Degree Days
(avg annual)
. . 99 City Avg
Total Degree Days 6,108 5,915
HDD 5,357 4,662
CDD 751 1,253



EPA Hazardous Material Cleanup Sites
(Princeton Area)
Princeton Area EPA Cleanup Sites


Legend:
Small green circles (older style maps) or multi-colored circles (newer style maps: click here for legend) indicate 1)Superfund Sites 2)Federal Facilities 3)RCRA Corrective Action Sites and 4)Brownfields Properties (EPA hazardous material cleanup sites defined at Environment link)

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