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Environmental Release Report: BOONE County, KY
 
 
  • Map Locating Toxic Chemical Releases
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in BOONE County*
    Cleanest/Best Counties in US Percentile Dirtiest/Worst Counties in US
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    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 BOONE 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 BOONE County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:ARSENIC (ORGANIC OR INORGANIC COMPOUNDS)
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:MERCURY 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 422 57
    Suspected Carcinogens 236,956 23
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 452,899 66
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 271 .300
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 442,317 66
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 236,244
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 613,850 1,291
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 375,911 32
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 819,315 9
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 907,305
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 493,167 501
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 149
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 483,473 549
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 1,376,265 1,801
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 1,244,961 71

    *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 670,662 0 0 0 670,662 2,217,344 NA
    1989 743,821 0 0 0 743,821 2,317,681 NA
    1990 713,297 0 0 0 713,297 225,149 NA
    1991 667,210 0 0 0 667,210 661,753 6,497,912
    1992 607,367 0 0 0 607,367 146,506 4,103,232
    1993 348,049 0 0 0 348,049 517,155 1,080,195
    1994 397,170 755 0 0 397,925 601,042 2,061,357
    1995 470,106 0 0 0 470,106 686,485 1,198,284
    1996 457,525 4 0 0 457,529 898,856 1,385,741
    1997 333,202 0 0 0 333,202 1,455,092 1,096,993
    1998 1,046,396 3,605 573,040 0 1,623,041 1,024,146 6,268,360
    1999 1,360,258 1,197 613,866 0 1,975,321 805,681 6,974,739
    2000 1,527,745 2,072 651,833 0 2,181,651 972,719 6,799,769
    2001 1,565,400 1,810 601,798 0 2,169,008 613,661 6,545,308
    2002 1,379,689 1,810 477,324 0 1,858,823 508,527 5,595,226
    "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 .2778 0 0 0 .2778 0 .2778
    2001 .2855 0 0 0 .2855 0 .2855
    2002 .2133 0 0 0 .2133 0 .2133
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