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Environmental Release Report: BOYD County, KY
 
 
  • Map Locating Toxic Chemical Releases
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in BOYD 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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    *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 BOYD County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:BENZENE
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to cancer risk
    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 37,887 2,459
    Suspected Carcinogens 21,085 3,062
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 158,346 94,513
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 81,495 2,163
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 82,474 13,412
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 31,128 1,419
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 122,385 2,829
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 130,808 16,555
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 193,326 19,350
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 250
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 229,811 31,458
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 27,112 1,910
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 169,539 12,706
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 252,165 29,105
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 204,352 19,662

    *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 1,747,584 306,578 44,300 250 2,098,712 16,132,724 NA
    1989 1,508,148 156,180 31,281 0 1,695,609 1,950,699 NA
    1990 1,422,868 131,815 21,404 0 1,576,087 2,358,504 NA
    1991 1,194,969 149,760 52,470 0 1,397,199 7,990,539 17,882,080
    1992 746,675 143,764 434,755 0 1,325,194 6,938,865 14,550,595
    1993 664,247 68,494 289,760 0 1,022,501 6,848,831 24,226,591
    1994 613,986 80,052 16,765 0 710,803 7,294,615 12,536,859
    1995 525,383 71,535 10,565 0 607,483 9,270,458 14,586,620
    1996 466,100 64,476 73,371 0 603,947 2,035,882 16,321,957
    1997 493,914 47,549 234,718 0 776,181 3,771,326 24,720,434
    1998 650,376 110,230 31,047 0 791,653 2,305,952 6,420,789
    1999 460,291 228,679 41,271 0 730,241 2,634,189 6,001,038
    2000 412,933 228,800 29,513 0 671,246 2,285,427 7,476,591
    2001 380,013 216,221 6,773 0 603,007 1,918,023 11,578,071
    2002 261,729 123,522 37,296 0 422,547 134,996 4,069,426
    "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 1.36 0 0 0 1.36 0 .3565
    2001 .2879 0 0 0 .2879 0 .2879
    2002 .306 0 0 0 .306 1.38 2.31
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