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Environmental Release Report: HENDERSON County, KY
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in HENDERSON 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:
    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 HENDERSON 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 3,330 99
    Suspected Carcinogens 20,970 172
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 353,492 211
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 1,507 27
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 348,441 128
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 439 1
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 768,533 287
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 85,132 182
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 1,104,113 135
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 1,134,444 35
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 355,634 1,925
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 1,308 25
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 365,297 1,920
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 1,251,009 2,161
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 1,180,954 472

    *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 1,511,210 21,650 208,300 0 1,741,160 536,658 NA
    1989 433,534 500 1,800 0 435,834 634,823 NA
    1990 305,760 755 21,120 0 327,635 781,798 NA
    1991 260,340 650 21,120 0 282,110 465,023 17,685,920
    1992 141,807 510 21,120 0 163,437 1,588,142 19,004,099
    1993 319,294 506 21,120 0 340,920 556,272 17,405,633
    1994 274,783 505 21,120 0 296,408 373,906 19,773,357
    1995 288,327 505 21,120 0 309,952 1,288,808 20,508,355
    1996 207,089 5 0 0 207,094 101,552 19,226,119
    1997 199,951 505 21,120 0 221,576 4,453,558 23,485,828
    1998 593,427 5,350 761,625 0 1,360,402 3,179,839 10,133,148
    1999 1,174,511 5 986,360 0 2,160,876 7,782,149 10,648,659
    2000 938,517 2,106 1,039,588 0 1,980,211 2,046,200 10,657,082
    2001 1,200,045 2,504 805,499 0 2,008,048 4,114,259 11,621,965
    2002 1,253,728 2,563 2,168,519 0 3,424,810 937,177 6,639,291
    "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
    2002 1.73 0 0 0 1.73 0 1.73
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