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Environmental Release Report: JEFFERSON County, KY
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in JEFFERSON 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):
    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 JEFFERSON 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:ARSENIC (ORGANIC OR INORGANIC COMPOUNDS)
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:MERCURY COMPOUNDS
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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 899,591 5,683
    Suspected Carcinogens 94,628 1,606
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 6,000,045 10,116
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 1,208,619 251
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 4,406,717 13,270
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 2,717,645 196
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 2,802,026 9,584
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 4,629,352 12,319
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 4,945,166 15,657
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 1,466,356
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 7,071,899 21,566
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 134,685 191
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 4,145,320 12,276
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 8,419,685 25,911
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 5,728,580 17,513

    *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 15,573,868 104,536 10,628 30,000,000 45,689,032 7,775,914 NA
    1989 13,749,740 8,566 0 39,000,000 52,758,306 4,910,271 NA
    1990 11,831,807 4,591 12,512 9,447,819 21,296,729 5,910,409 NA
    1991 11,907,370 3,300 10,030 22,000,001 33,920,701 17,867,660 125,021,059
    1992 11,339,788 4,234 13,000 29,039,810 40,396,832 19,702,188 127,723,837
    1993 8,684,538 3,303 13,000 0 8,700,841 17,740,880 87,666,963
    1994 10,446,219 1,099 13,250 0 10,460,568 16,511,033 164,439,621
    1995 12,087,959 1,040 24,000 0 12,112,999 13,917,458 180,660,792
    1996 11,096,691 625 122,060 0 11,219,376 13,256,210 194,575,468
    1997 11,482,570 1,225 249,937 0 11,733,732 20,328,857 212,901,544
    1998 11,332,348 93,161 2,231,926 0 13,657,435 10,931,144 184,188,727
    1999 12,670,911 102,290 711,940 0 13,485,141 11,620,477 230,454,694
    2000 10,918,978 118,823 3,174,177 0 14,211,978 14,666,937 222,384,231
    2001 9,529,645 130,916 3,117,171 0 12,777,732 12,227,406 208,450,773
    2002 8,688,185 36,921 2,295,864 0 11,020,970 11,090,740 220,532,376
    "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 2.85 0 0 0 2.85 .001269 2.86
    2001 3.41 0 0 0 3.41 .006502 3.42
    2002 5.21 0 0 0 5.21 0 5.21
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