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Environmental Release Report: MUHLENBERG County, KY
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in MUHLENBERG 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 MUHLENBERG 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 MUHLENBERG 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
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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 4,612 1,968
    Suspected Carcinogens 4,813 1,255
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 293,390 43,068
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 3,207 13
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 289,875 2,950
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 1,253,344 2,975
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 9,035 12,973
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 1,530,295 1,268
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 5,214,695
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 295,249 3,363
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 2,457 13
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 291,695 4,300
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 5,239,386 14,612
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 5,234,969 27,360

    *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 565,000 0 250 0 565,250 0 NA
    1989 725,800 0 0 0 725,800 250 NA
    1990 761,015 0 5,600 0 766,615 250 NA
    1991 377,760 0 0 0 377,760 499 1,178,000
    1992 262,660 0 0 0 262,660 499 509,800
    1993 217,110 0 0 0 217,110 499 1,256,400
    1994 90,380 0 0 0 90,380 1 989,301
    1995 58,700 0 0 0 58,700 0 7,652,840
    1996 67,050 0 0 0 67,050 0 1,548,700
    1997 59,150 0 0 0 59,150 0 1,587,200
    1998 10,461,754 80,557 686,379 0 11,228,690 191,102 24,899,607
    1999 10,361,902 937,857 2,564,063 0 13,863,822 143,954 35,654,982
    2000 8,493,895 554,376 2,920,942 0 11,969,213 223,783 32,874,619
    2001 6,675,268 94,661 2,829,731 0 9,599,661 80,981 30,457,783
    2002 5,255,394 84,030 2,086,008 0 7,425,432 171,714 29,952,864
    "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 5.70 0 0 0 5.70 0 5.70
    2001 3.26 0 0 0 3.26 0 3.30
    2002 3.44 0 0 0 3.44 0 3.49
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