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Environmental Release Report: BALLARD County, KY
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in BALLARD County*
    Cleanest/Best Counties in US Percentile Dirtiest/Worst Counties in US
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    Total environmental releases:
    Cancer risk score (air and water releases):
    Noncancer risk score (air and water releases):
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    Air releases of recognized developmental toxicants:
    Air releases of recognized reproductive toxicants:

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    Rank counties in KENTUCKY or facilities in BALLARD County by chemical releases or waste generation

    *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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  • Environmental Justice Analysis for BALLARD County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:CHLOROMETHANE
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:LEAD COMPOUNDS
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    See Scorecard's estimates of the health risks associated with outdoor air pollution for this area

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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 68,646 4,110
    Suspected Carcinogens 27,406 3
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 43,227 80,131
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 27,203 174
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 987,497 10,525
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 79,353 4,110
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 1,016,502 16,129
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 1,077,430 16,229
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 10,665
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 1,127,062 74,192
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 32 171
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 151,966 59,698
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 1,138,493 73,951
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 1,138,667 19,224

    *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
    6 TRI chemicals released to air in the United States lack the risk assessment values required for safety assessment
    218 TRI chemicals released to air in the United States lack the exposure estimates required for safety assessment
    Water Releases
    5 TRI chems released to water in the United States lack the risk assessment values required for safety assessment
    172 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 1,652,690 4,400 102,460 0 1,759,550 0 NA
    1989 1,476,657 2,500 5,501 0 1,484,658 0 NA
    1990 125,750 117,590 1,538 0 244,878 0 NA
    1991 1,269,780 20,060 4,811 0 1,294,651 0 8,918,420
    1992 1,216,895 15,300 2,100 0 1,234,295 0 9,183,395
    1993 1,039,980 75,000 4,014 0 1,118,994 0 9,539,680
    1994 1,062,155 71,500 4,050 0 1,137,705 0 7,718,184
    1995 1,165,255 164,870 3,490 0 1,333,615 0 8,155,619
    1996 1,125,586 214,070 35,483 0 1,375,139 0 8,289,612
    1997 1,443,832 237,550 96,105 0 1,777,487 0 58,421,343
    1998 1,355,019 125,104 143,324 0 1,623,447 9 113,839,184
    1999 1,174,581 107,573 64,151 0 1,346,305 9 11,622,549
    2000 1,285,031 147,832 47,866 0 1,480,729 0 11,772,286
    2001 1,043,816 142,134 61,256 0 1,247,206 0 10,903,586
    2002 1,138,960 151,855 57,381 0 1,348,195 0 11,677,656
    "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 .5015 0 .05799 0 .5595 0 .5595
    2001 .3192 0 .0677 0 .3869 0 .3869
    2002 .3331 0 .06105 0 .3942 0 .3941
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