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Environmental Release Report: MADISON County, KY
 
 
  • Map Locating Toxic Chemical Releases
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in MADISON 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 MADISON 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 MADISON County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:LEAD COMPOUNDS
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to cancer risk
    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:LEAD 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 6,765 38
    Suspected Carcinogens 936 15
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 144,883 179
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 52,632 38
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 94,787 11
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 4,579 22
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 84,260 38
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 147,242 49
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 158,676 103
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 10,150
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 151,831 222
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 2,151 38
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 142,233 195
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 160,031 232
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 132,054 37

    *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 815,142 752 0 0 815,894 800,705 NA
    1989 1,024,834 752 0 0 1,025,586 700,806 NA
    1990 896,585 517 1,250 0 898,352 543,938 NA
    1991 770,354 772 250 0 771,376 4,707,503 16,045,473
    1992 1,032,668 1,098 0 0 1,033,766 8,166,757 16,968,545
    1993 1,178,185 8,938 0 0 1,187,123 5,996,732 16,239,316
    1994 975,244 233 0 0 975,477 5,535,953 12,579,567
    1995 892,054 1,007 0 0 893,061 7,105,276 19,023,959
    1996 580,445 1,070 0 0 581,515 8,237,454 17,692,550
    1997 534,189 396 0 0 534,585 11,715,973 13,000,230
    1998 399,876 381 5,452 0 405,709 4,936,346 13,488,173
    1999 388,242 371 7,192 0 395,805 7,324,510 15,079,961
    2000 263,266 1,020 250 0 264,536 1,534,135 16,260,487
    2001 174,886 442 1,373 0 176,701 6,587,623 12,858,272
    2002 162,277 248 1,250 0 163,775 7,715,862 16,321,738
    "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 .00409 0 0 0 .00409 .0125 5.67
    2001 .00425 0 0 0 .00425 .0132 5.67
    2002 1.64 0 0 0 1.64 0 1.64
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