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Environmental Release Report: HANCOCK County, KY
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in HANCOCK County*
    Cleanest/Best Counties in US Percentile Dirtiest/Worst Counties in US
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    Cancer risk score (air and water releases):
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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 HANCOCK 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: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 161,710 12,297
    Suspected Carcinogens 7,107 37
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 719,132 655
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 1,924 103
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 1,115,987 11,989
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 2,290 103
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 2,161,754 12,957
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 533,791 14,895
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 3,210,884 15,418
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 3,030,863
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 1,395,160 76,864
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 1,809 103
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 840,893 64,346
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 3,849,313 78,987
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 3,823,700 26,957

    *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 3,750,587 935,744 5,223,404 0 9,909,735 5,747,565 NA
    1989 2,592,979 47,760 1,374 0 2,642,113 143,496 NA
    1990 2,348,190 13,410 9,780 0 2,371,380 227,803 NA
    1991 2,375,810 15,540 3,155 0 2,394,505 434,607 25,159,063
    1992 2,751,125 18,408 2,155 0 2,771,688 539,079 25,312,663
    1993 2,075,836 17,635 260 0 2,093,731 543,649 21,994,628
    1994 1,535,112 18,810 262 0 1,554,184 538,335 29,920,892
    1995 1,996,386 74,492 1,713 0 2,072,591 587,764 12,493,712
    1996 2,247,939 79,636 38 0 2,327,613 860,972 12,187,911
    1997 1,945,894 110,485 189,143 0 2,245,522 1,361,534 11,781,734
    1998 3,706,347 160,596 525,799 0 4,392,742 592,363 18,242,567
    1999 3,507,652 77,039 378,022 0 3,962,713 851,803 24,223,815
    2000 4,120,004 346,617 452,613 0 4,919,234 680,459 19,619,394
    2001 2,857,018 128,376 338,932 0 3,324,327 516,773 14,939,366
    2002 3,856,734 79,934 125,299 0 4,061,967 330,240 17,568,139
    "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 8.51 5.09 .019 0 13.62 0 46.46
    2001 5.09 0 .2253 0 5.31 0 43.85
    2002 2.25 0 .0181 0 2.27 0 40.81
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