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Environmental Release Report: FAYETTE County, KY
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in FAYETTE 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 FAYETTE 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 FAYETTE County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:CHLORODIFLUOROMETHANE
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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:TETRACHLOROETHYLENE
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:TETRACHLOROETHYLENE
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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 82,661
    Suspected Carcinogens 3
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 14,710
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 1,788
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 94,464 180
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 1,110
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 6,395
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 94,851
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 239,416
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 255
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 239,788 180
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 709
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 239,157 180
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 244,159 180
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 228,950

    *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 566,172 0 0 0 566,172 328,772 NA
    1989 408,916 0 0 0 408,916 596,597 NA
    1990 423,727 15 40 10 423,792 532,983 NA
    1991 369,883 0 0 0 369,883 578,071 2,044,052
    1992 427,648 0 0 0 427,648 704,014 2,629,470
    1993 409,980 0 20 0 410,000 587,263 2,558,690
    1994 418,486 13,000 0 0 431,486 525,070 2,392,859
    1995 405,445 13,000 0 0 418,445 505,995 2,306,972
    1996 352,987 1,300 0 0 354,287 304,228 1,584,555
    1997 332,585 0 0 0 332,585 577,916 2,477,328
    1998 323,699 0 0 0 323,699 536,100 2,862,630
    1999 315,756 5,886 52,744 0 374,386 518,387 2,435,156
    2000 301,366 0 250 0 301,616 552,037 2,118,360
    2001 17,667 29 0 0 17,696 510,744 1,462,745
    2002 244,395 180 0 0 244,575 509,705 2,293,371
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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