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Environmental Release Report: DAVIESS County, KY
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in DAVIESS 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):
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    Air releases of recognized developmental 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 DAVIESS 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 65,320 2,201
    Suspected Carcinogens 164,124 5,005
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 231,406 2,805
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 30,522 1,155
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 832,170 1,656
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 83,914
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 192,011 15,900
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 263,633 9,905
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 315,527 1,651
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 364,695
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 904,113 27,011
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 10,551 1,100
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 848,511 26,406
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 1,297,029 44,510
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 694,341 29,701

    *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 900,180 4,275 119,027 0 1,023,482 934,261 NA
    1989 897,229 1,743 490 0 899,462 7,557,206 NA
    1990 776,037 1,935 621 0 778,593 387,094 NA
    1991 749,811 1,394 6,508 0 757,713 832,346 3,570,481
    1992 813,529 1,891 5,940 0 821,360 1,541,130 10,648,541
    1993 561,246 2,641 4,963 0 568,850 1,532,118 11,573,966
    1994 441,451 2,577 0 0 444,028 1,438,054 10,955,051
    1995 2,437,993 3,523 10 0 2,441,526 1,434,230 12,872,496
    1996 2,860,036 1,533 2,005 0 2,863,574 1,036,191 26,982,396
    1997 2,748,896 1,063 172 0 2,750,131 5,859,666 24,213,064
    1998 2,897,073 24,335 1,155 0 2,922,563 5,653,555 26,963,587
    1999 2,645,225 86,424 4,605 0 2,736,254 2,575,575 17,468,363
    2000 2,699,883 98,987 1,945 0 2,800,815 2,370,583 7,580,700
    2001 2,481,482 81,876 1,510 0 2,564,869 1,418,346 7,119,871
    2002 1,315,551 70,415 2,289 0 1,388,255 867,294 5,066,415
    "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 .93 0 0 0 .93 0 .93
    2001 .66 0 0 0 .66 0 .66
    2002 2.19 0 0 0 2.19 0 2.19
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