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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:ARSENIC (ORGANIC OR INORGANIC COMPOUNDS)
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to cancer risk
    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:MERCURY COMPOUNDS
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to noncancer risk


    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 21,936 297
    Suspected Carcinogens 1,832 1,138
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 319,365 1,392
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 781 33
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 318,582 1,359
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 20,861
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 2,474,128 469
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 55,130 4,689
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 2,768,684 1,128
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 2,995,600
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 319,584 1,722
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 593 33
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 318,114 862
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 3,052,469 1,173
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 3,018,074 4,779

    *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 163,105 0 0 0 163,105 21,475 NA
    1989 186,147 0 0 0 186,147 12,833 NA
    1990 321,630 20 15 15 321,680 149,099 NA
    1991 340,620 36 0 0 340,656 985,693 45,369,298
    1992 333,793 20 0 0 333,813 787,730 49,173,310
    1993 282,955 20 0 0 282,975 415,428 60,547,041
    1994 160,509 250 0 0 160,759 544,333 61,140,015
    1995 87,367 307 0 0 87,674 570,477 1,195,037
    1996 126,654 279 133,900 0 260,833 330,782 1,174,183
    1997 139,749 276 207,200 0 347,225 517,387 1,113,196
    1998 3,829,146 27,026 1,139,112 0 4,995,284 522,237 5,382,093
    1999 3,364,708 13,174 528,700 0 3,906,582 592,531 5,157,588
    2000 3,083,998 45,103 1,032,084 0 4,161,185 971,601 6,507,900
    2001 2,612,146 39,453 903,077 0 3,554,676 391,985 5,457,534
    2002 3,055,768 11,239 714,681 0 3,781,687 176,840 6,609,278
    "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 .326 0 0 0 .326 0 .326
    2001 .311 0 0 0 .311 0 .311
    2002 .8185 0 0 0 .8185 0 .8185
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