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Environmental Release Report: BARREN County, KY
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in BARREN 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):
    Air releases of recognized carcinogens:
    Air releases of recognized developmental toxicants:
    Air releases of recognized reproductive toxicants:

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    Rank counties in KENTUCKY or facilities in BARREN 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 BARREN County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:CHROMIUM
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:LEAD
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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 271 5
    Suspected Carcinogens 258 5
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 21,164 5
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 47
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 20,857 5
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 16
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 1,502 10
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 19,474 10
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 19,974 10
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 750
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 19,954 10
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 16
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 21,148 15
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 21,514 15
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 27,047 10

    *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 173,327 0 0 0 173,327 318,867 NA
    1989 164,613 0 0 0 164,613 301,338 NA
    1990 180,316 0 0 0 180,316 200,449 NA
    1991 137,244 0 0 0 137,244 690,480 1,038,545
    1992 24,459 0 0 0 24,459 770,052 923,726
    1993 22,584 0 13 0 22,597 916,840 966,339
    1994 14,209 0 15 0 14,224 1,292,935 1,457,140
    1995 17,602 0 1,531 0 19,133 849,371 985,607
    1996 17,007 0 13,112 0 30,119 582,450 724,910
    1997 24,556 0 60,916 0 85,472 1,146,791 695,761
    1998 38,312 0 59,107 0 97,419 460,256 860,714
    1999 39,748 0 30,589 0 70,337 617,609 939,871
    2000 40,975 10 2,469 0 43,454 708,239 918,693
    2001 38,995 20 0 0 39,015 2,178,973 3,512,521
    2002 32,495 15 2,287 0 34,797 5,662,795 7,439,313
    "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
    2002 .391 0 0 0 .391 0 .391
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